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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses – verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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Ah, Wilderness! – Young Vic, London

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Natalie Abrahami Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Eugene O’Neill, Nobel and quadruple-Pulitzer prize-winning American playwright, has 50 plays to his name; but Ah, Wilderness! is his only comedy. Yes, a comedy with a seam of darkness in it so wide that it’s constantly threatening to become a coalfield – but a comedy nonetheless. It’s with this rare beast, ...

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Abigail’s Party- Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Lindsay Posner Tour Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4]   The Menier Chocolate Factory is on a roll. A few weeks ago, the London Bridge venue had four productions running simultaneously to its name, which, for a house seating only 180 with no public subsidy, is quite an achievement. One of those four was Lindsay ...

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Abigail’s Party – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards [Rating:3] There is a problem at the heart of this production of Abigail’s Party. Put simply, it is not funny enough. Mike Leigh’s text certainly contains plenty of humour: he offers a plethora of comedic moments in different guises, first in clever little witticisms, then in drunken physical comedy and ...

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Abigail’s Party – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Tom Attenborough Writer: Mike Leigh Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] Abigail’s Party is a classic Mike Leigh comedy, first produced as a BBC Play for Today in 1977. A nightmarish house party is attended by a group of people who appear to be fighting for top position when it comes to class, gender, taste and domination. It is a ...

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Abigail’s Party – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Matthew Nichols [Rating:2.5] It must be something to do with the Jubilee. Mike Leigh’s squirmy black comedy of social niceties was premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1977, the year of the Queen’s silver Jubilee. Its last major revival was in 2002, and this production, fresh from the Menier Chocolate Factory, via the West ...

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Abigail’s Party – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Lindsay Posner and Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3.5]   First performed at the Hampstead Theatre in London in 1977 Abigail’s Party has been brought back to life and is touring the country up until May 2013. Beverly (Hannah Waterman) and Laurence (Martin Marquez) host an evening of drinks and nibbles for some new neighbours ...

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Abigail’s Party – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Mike Leigh Director: Tom Attenborough and Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating: 4]   According to the programme Abigail’s Party is one of the most popular plays written in recent times and quite a large number of the expectant audience at the Yvonne Arnaud were obviously coming to see an old favourite last night. From the ‘off’ they were ...

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