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Hand to God – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Harry Melling and puppet

  Writer: Robert Askins Director: Moritz Von Stuelpnagel Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Demonic puppets are something the West End doesn’t see all that often, and as associated as they are with children’s TV, a number of productions in recent years including Avenue Q and War Horse have seen puppetry as a genuine theatre art – in other words, they’re all ...

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STAGE SHOT: Hand to God – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Onedead father, One messed up family, One girl who just wants to help, One school bully who always gets his own way, One man of the church offering comfort, And one Hand puppet who is completely out of control – He’s shocking, dangerous and taking no prisoners. Hand to God stars Janie Dee, Neil Pearson, Harry Melling, Jemima Rooper and ...

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Noises Off – Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Audrey Pointer [rating:5] Famously featuring a play within a play, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is an award-winning farce in three parts – all three parts are entitled Act One in the programme (which is itself a programme within a programme). This production of Michael Frayn’s astonishingly well-crafted comedy classic is on tour from ...

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Noises Off – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Lindsey Posner Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] The concept of Noises Off grew from a one act play, Exits. The idea germinated in 1970 when Michael Frayn reportedly watched a play from the wings and found the shenanigans going on backstage to be rather more entertaining than the play seen by the audience. The original production of ...

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Noises Off – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Michael Frayn’s multi-award winning comedy is a riotous double act that could be described as two for the price of one. First performed in 1982, and brought up to date by Frayn in 2000, Noises Off is a play within a play, with programme notes for both. Complicated? Yes – ...

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Noises Off – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4] A play within a play has long been a theatrical tradition but a play about a play is a totally different concept. Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is an example of his brilliant writing and this group of actors really do his script credit. All the acts are Act One of ...

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