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A Christmas Carol – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Eric Gracey from the book by Charles Dickens Director: Jennifer Rigby Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a six-week period in 1843. Affected by the conditions in which he saw children work, it was a polemic against the impact of the Industrial Revolution. His story of a miserable miserly moneylender motivated solely to increase his ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Benjamin Darlington as Jack Worthing in Blue Orange's The Importance of Being Earnest

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Oliver Hume Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Since 1895, when it premiered at the St James’s Theatre, London, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, has entertained audiences, dazzling them with Oscar Wilde’s sparkling dialogue. The convoluted plot is, indeed, trivial serving as a farcical vehicle for Wilde’s wit and providing a satirical ...

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Bouncers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: John Godber Director: Sylvie Gatrill Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 3.5] John Godber’s award-winning comedy of a night on the town returns to the stage with a 2013 makeover and an energetic and able cast determined to grab the play by the throat and bring it storming back to life. On arrival, the audience are greeted by the lead ...

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