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Libby’s Eyes   –  The Bunker, London

Writer:  Amy Bethan Evans Director:  Spencer Charles Noll Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Opening The Bunker’s Breaking Out season, a series of new plays by emerging and exciting theatre companies, Libby’s Eyes is a successful and funny satire, which looks at how the government treats people with disabilities. Like the bureaucracy this play lampoons, Libby’s Eyes ticks all the right boxes. Set in a ...

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Merry Wives of Windsor – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

  Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Rebecca Gatward Reviewer: Clare Howdon   Chester Performs’ latest offering is Shakespeare's hilarious revenge comedy Merry Wives of Windsor, which is playing alongside Romeo and Juliet and Wind in the Willows at the City’s picturesque Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre until the 23rd of August. Legend would have it that Queen Elizabeth I, having seen Sir ...

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Noises Off – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Michael Frayn Director : Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer:Michael Gray Doors and trousers, boxes and sardines. The very essence of farce is distilled in Nothing On, Robin Housemonger's classic from the early 70s. Michael Frayn's no less acclaimed tribute to the genre shows us the action on opening night (The Grand, Weston-super-Mare), then from backstage at an Ashton-under-Lyne matinée, one month ...

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NEWS: All-star cast announced for Mercury Theatre’s Noises Off

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have announced an all-star ensemble cast for Michael Frayn’s classic comedy Noises Off, which plays at the Essex venue this May as the second production in their Made in Colchester 2015 season. Directed by the Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd, Noises Off is the classic theatrical farce, allowing audiences to see what really goes on behind the ...

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Haunting Julia – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Andrew Hall Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:3.5] “Haunting Julia” is, on the face of it, a ghost story. A widower is himself haunted by the thought that his talented daughter should have been so unhappy in her family life that she was driven to suicide while still in her teens. Having done all that was in his ...

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