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Noises Off – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Michael Frayn Director : Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer:Michael Gray Doors and trousers, boxes and sardines. The very essence of farce is distilled in Nothing On, Robin Housemonger's classic from the early 70s. Michael Frayn's no less acclaimed tribute to the genre shows us the action on opening night (The Grand, Weston-super-Mare), then from backstage at an Ashton-under-Lyne matinée, one month ...

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NEWS: All-star cast announced for Mercury Theatre’s Noises Off

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have announced an all-star ensemble cast for Michael Frayn’s classic comedy Noises Off, which plays at the Essex venue this May as the second production in their Made in Colchester 2015 season. Directed by the Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd, Noises Off is the classic theatrical farce, allowing audiences to see what really goes on behind the ...

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The cemetary Club – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Ivan Menchell Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:3] This comedy drama, first seen some twenty years ago on Broadway, tells the tale of three Jewish widows, who meet each month, chat over tea, then head for the cemetary to commune with their late hubbies. It's a piece still popular with amateur groups, or, as here, as a Golden ...

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