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NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre announces 2016 season

The cast of Love's Labours Lodt

Chichester Festival Theatre has today [18 February 2016] announced an eclectic 2016 season – the last under the leadership of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch as Artistic Director and Executive Director. The Festival 2016 season welcomes the Chichester Festival debuts of directors Bertie Carvel, Christopher Luscombe, Jonathan Munby and Adrian Noble, while welcoming back Howard Davies, Jeremy Herrin, Rachel Kavanaugh ...

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Relative Values -Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There seems to be a mini-revival of Noël Coward plays in the West End at the moment, after last year's Private Lives, the current run of Blithe Spirit and now this Theatre Royal Bath production of Coward's drawing-room comedy of social manners. Class and social equality - or the lack of ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten minutes with… Leigh Zimmerman

There are few entertainment platforms that American actress Leigh Zimmerman hasn’t taken on and conquered. Broadway and West End musical theatre, television drama and sitcoms, and movies have all made for a rich tapestry in Zimmerman’s career. Paul Couch spoke to her ahead of the opening of Trevor Nunn's production ofRelative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Leigh, born in ...

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NEWS: Relative Values transfers from Bath to West End

Following a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Sir Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Noel Coward’s RELATIVE VALUES transfers to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, from Wednesday 19th March to Saturday 21st June 2014, with press night on Monday 14th April. The cast features Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie and making his ...

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Relative Values – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer : Noel Coward Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer : Steve Turner [Rating: 3]   Coward’s satire set in the early 1950s deals, as do so many of his works, with the clash between the classes. This time however the clash is not between the upper class and lower class but between the established order and the nouveau riche in the ...

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Relative Values – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Richard Loftus [rating:3] The question of class, in the opening dialogue of Noel Coward’s Relative Values, is reminiscent of headlines in 2010 regarding Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton. Trevor Nunn's production begins its run at Bath’s Theatre Royal a month before the Duke and Duchess’ first child is due - meanwhile in ...

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Dandy Dick – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Arthur Wing Pinero Composer: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Dandy Dick, Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1887 horse racing farce, revived in a new 2012 Theatre Royal Brighton production, gallops into another leg of its national tour at the Manchester Opera House. Starring Nicholas Le Prevost and Patricia Hodge, this racing jargon packed comedy, especially in Act ...

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Dandy Dick – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, adapted by Christopher Luscombe Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was a contemporary of both Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, though is rather less well remembered. Although he wrote serious plays, The Second Mrs Tanqueray being an example, he is perhaps best remembered for elevating farce to respectability; it ...

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