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Valued Friends – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Stephen Bates We hear a great deal today about the difficulties that young people face in getting a foothold on the property ladder, which makes it easy to forget that, only 30 years ago, during the era of the Margaret Thatcher Government, home ownership was almost mandatory and the property ladder could often ...

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Things I Know To Be True – The Lowry Salford

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent   Things I Know To Be True offers a view into a domestic setting that, while maybe not identical will be familiar to all who experience it. It scrutinizes the cruelty, joy, spite and love we reserve only for our very nearest and dearest. Andrew Bovell has been ...

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Things I Know to be True – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Having risen to significance with productions such as Othello and Beautiful Burnout, and their work on the multi-award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Frantic Assembly has a lot to live up to with their new production Things I Know to be True. ...

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Things I Know To Be True – Oxford Playhouse

Cast of Things I Know to be True

Writer:Andrew Bovell Directors:Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Katy Roberts A collaboration between the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Frantic Assembly, Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True invites us into the lives of a seemingly perfect family, who turn out to be anything but, with searing and devastating effect. First premiered in early 2016 in Adelaide, ...

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Sex and the Three Day Week – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Stephen Sharkey Director: Serdar Bilis Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   It’s said that when the blackouts of the three day week were announced a news editor flicked nine-months ahead in his diary to make a note to check on a surge in births. If the frustrations of the people in this show are anything to go by then he was ...

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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah Ruhl Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: David Ralf [rating:3] The title In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a marketing department’s (wet) dream – the coy ‘in the next room’, which refers to the practicing room in the house of Dr Givings, the inventor of the electrical vibrator which he uses to treat ‘hysteria’ in female patients, ...

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If It Only Even Runs A Minute – Hippodrome Casino, London

Reviewer: Fran Beaton [rating:2.5] Nice idea, to showcase songs from flop musicals. Nice idea especially when performed by original cast members and accompanied by backstage anecdotes. But If It Only Even Runs a Minute is presented in such a self-indulgent formula that it overrides the ‘nice idea’ and instead becomes a showcase of self-promotion and inside jokes. The evening is ...

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9 to 5 – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4]   Big, brash and bold. There’s absolutely nothing subtle about 9 to 5, the Dolly Parton musical. Based on the 1980 film that also spawned the famous title song, Dolly’s compositions and Patricia Resnick’s book ensure a loud and proud dose of 1979 style feminism. As ...

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