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Sydney & the Old Girl – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Eugene O’Hare Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With family dramas there’s always a skeleton in the cupboard waiting to be released in a big reveal at the end of the play to explain the permanent underlying tension. Eugene O’Hare’s new play Sydney & the Old Girl, making its debut at the Park Theatre is an accomplished psychological study ...

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Where Is Peter Rabbit? – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Devised by Roger Glossop, based on the tales of Beatrix Potter Music: Steven Edis Lyrics: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Sheila Carter Reviewer: David Guest More than 100 years since Beatrix Potter first told the tale of Peter Rabbit in book form the enchanting stories still have mass appeal with toys, ballet, animation and more keeping the characters alive. Now, an extraordinary ...

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Letters Live II – Freemasons’ Hall – London

Created by: Jamie Byng Director: Sam Hunter Reviewer:Maryam Philpott “Letters cast a powerful spell” Letters Live organiser Jamie Byng explained in his introduction to the second of this year’s evenings of readings at Freemason’s Hall in Holborn, and since the first show three years ago, there are now a “forest of letters” to read. In many ways, it is a ...

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Miriam Margolyes: Dickens’ Women – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writers: Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser Director: Sonia Fraser Original music and arrangements: Michael Haslam Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4.5]   From the minute Miriam Margolyes walks onto stage as the drunken Sarah Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit she has the audience in the palm of her hand. Margoles is so convincing you began to wonder if she is acting or if ...

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Dickens’ Women – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writers: Miriam Margolyes&Sonia Fraser Director: Sonia Fraser Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 2] Miriam Margolyes often has the phrase National Living Treasure attached to her name. 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens – a National Dead Treasure. As a package, living actor and dead writer seem to be story telling royalty and a marriage made in ...

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