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The Double Dealer – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Writer: William Congreve Director: Selina Cadell Reviewer: David Guest Restoration comedies have very much been in vogue this year, with productions at the Donmar,Stratford upon Avon, Chichester and Southwark Playhouse among others. But the scintillating new version of Congreve’s The Double Dealer at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, must be the first to boast socks appeal. Director Selina Cadell shakes the ...

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You Never Can Tell – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

The cast of You Never Can Tell

Director: Conall Morrison Writer: George Bernard Shaw Reviewer: Liam Harrison   George Bernard Shaw’s 1896 playYou Never Can Tellfeels like it could not have been put on at a worst time at The Abbey. Embroiled as the theatre is in a storm around its attitude towards gender politics, the timing of Shaw’s outmoded and uneven play feels particularly out of ...

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John Ferguson – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: St John Ervine Director: Emma Faulkner Reviewer: Ian Foster There is often the sense that selective quoting from the Bible can assert pretty much any viewpoint and so it turns out in St John Ervine’s John Ferguson, receiving its first airing in the UK for nearly 100 years with this production at the Finborough Theatre, directed by Emma Faulkner. ...

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