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Never Try This At Home – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Carl Grose &Told By An Idiot Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Stephen Bates The 1970s once seemed such a jolly decade with brightly coloured outfits, flared trousers, mop haircuts and Abba. Sadly, the light entertainment industry of that era. particularly television, has appeared in a much murkier light in recent times. This show looks at Saturday morning television of 40-ish ...

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Never Try This At Home – The Studio, Birmingham REP

Writers: Carl Grose and Told by an Idiot Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: James Garrington If you grew up watching children’s television during the 1970s, Saturday mornings probably meant either Tiswas or Multi-Coloured Swap Shop. Broadcast by the two main TV channels of the time, these programmes went out in competition with each other which, in those pre-video days, meant choosing ...

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NEWS: Royal & Derngate announces its Made in Northampton 2014 season

Only about an hour from London via London Euston, Northampton’s Royal &Derngate has an enviable reputation in producing new and exciting theatrical events. Building on that success, new Artistic Director James Dacre has announced details of his first Made In Northampton season, bringing together some of the country’s most brilliant theatre-makers, from playwrights and composers to puppeteers, photojournalists and rock ...

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Tartuffe – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Moliere, translated by Chris Campbell Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] Tartuffe is perfect. He is charming, he is respectable – and he is religious. What more could a father ask for in a potential husband for his daughter? Originally written in 1664, Moliere’s play caused a great degree of controversy when it was first performed. Indeed, the ...

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Too Clever By Half – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Alexandr Ostrovsky, adapted by Rodney Ackland Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Andy Mellor [Rating: 4] There’s the definite wind of change in the air in the St Anne’s Square venue at the moment. The prominence of Sarah Frankcom in the building, along with the departure of Braham Murray, has seen a feeling of renewed energy and vigour; first-time directors, new ...

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My Perfect Mind – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Created by the company Director: Kathyrn Hunter Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4] Told By an Idiot has once again created something rather wonderful. My Perfect Mind is the story of Edward Petherbridge acclaimed classical actor who suffered a stroke two days into rehearsal of the rôle of King Lear, what emerges is a skilfully constructed biographical narrative performed with playful ...

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My Perfect Mind – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter &Edward Petherbridge Director: Kathryn Hunter Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:3] Written and directed by the theatre company Told By An Idiot, My Perfect Mind is a 90 minute very funny journey through one man’s very tragic stroke. Performed throughout by Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, the production draws from moments in the on and off stage ...

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