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The Ladykillers – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Michael Grove  Forget Alec Guinness. Forget Tom Hanks. This is an ingenious stage version of William Rose's classic Ealing comedy, penned by Graham (Father Ted) Linehan and first seen in 2011. Despite its cinematic origins, it is at heart a good old-fashioned farce, lacking only the manic inevitability of the best of that ...

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The Ladykillers – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Paul Couch While the original Ealing comedy upon which it’s based was produced in 1955, a passing reference to the start of the Suez Crisis places Peter Rowe’s production of Graham Linehan’s 2011 adaptation of The Ladykillers a year later than that in 1956. Mrs Wilberforce, an elderly and eccentric widow, lives alone in ...

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Romeo & Juliet – Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, New Forest

Director: Mark Burman Writer: William Shakespeare Reviewer: James Martin [Rating:3]   Exbury Gardens played host to Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet on a pleasant Saturday evening in the New Forest. Chapterhouse put on another fine event with a beautifully serene location providing the backdrop for a simple set and a small cast. It started in the dimming light of dusk ...

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