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Miss Julie/Black Comedy – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writers: August Strindberg/Peter Shaffer Director: Jamie Glover Reviewer:Bill Avenell It is difficult writing a review of a previous famous production because the original is always bearing down in the background. It is particularly difficult when that original involves such icons of the British Stage as Olivier, the fledgling National Theatre, Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi. It is even more difficult ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: John Roberts The Royal Exchange has always had a great reputation for their yearly Shakespeare productions. There is an element of respecting the words carefully crafted by The Bard and injecting them with an accessible sense of modernity and delivered by a strong ensemble cast and on the whole this is exactly what ...

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In the Republic of Happiness – Royal Court, London

Writer: Martin Crimp Director: Dominic Cooke Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:3] Could this be Christmas yet to come? Six family members sit round the festive board, grimly sporting paper hats. Wine flows, but gloom descends before they decide to break open the box of light bulbs and screw them in. Silence, significantly, at first, then some brutal home truths. Though we ...

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