Home / Tag Archives: Mark Smith (page 2)

Tag Archives: Mark Smith

Sink or Swim – The Liverpool Playhouse

Writers: Mark Smith, Paul Duckworth, Shaun Mason, Graham Geoffrey Hicks, Toby Park Scripted by: Robert Farqhuar Director: Mark Smith Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:4.5] Sink or Swim is the latest production by Liverpool based Spike Theatre, a tale of survival against the odds (this almost sounds like a metaphor for the company over the past two years), three seamen are thrust ...

Read More »

A Christmas Carol – The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: John Garfield-Roberts/Mark Smith Director: John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4] It is inevitable that at this time of year will bring with it many variations of the classic Christmas stories, with more than its fair share of pantomimes this year, it is refreshing to see something a little less celebrity filled and with plenty of original ...

Read More »

Call Me Madam – Union Theatre, London

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Director: Michael Strassen Reviewer: Samuel Hopkins [Rating:4] The Union Theatre is well known for being the breeding ground of some of the best fringe work in London and their current production of Call Me Madam only adds to this already glowing reputation. This musical, originally produced in 1950, takes the ...

Read More »

The Games – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Spike Theatre Music: Toby Parks Director: Mark Smith &John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:4] A titular Dr Liam Tobin has found a manuscript ofAristophanes’lost play. He’s decided, for our delectation to put on a performance of the play with his honorary academics, one of whom is the hilarious Mark Smith, 3rd Class Honours in Sports Science from Bangor University. ...

Read More »

A Marvellous Year for Plums, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Author: Hugh Whitemore Director: Philip Franks Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5] Quite simply it was splendid from start to finish. Not a weak link anywhere, cast, direction, music, lights, the works, outstanding. A drama about the 1956 ‘Suez Crisis’ is perhaps not for everyone at first sight and the journey to Chichester was undertaken with a certain amount of trepidation last ...

Read More »