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River in the Sky – Hope Theatre, London

Writer and director: Peter Taylor Reviewer: Stephen Bates Peter Taylor’s riveting 70-minute one-act play, River in the Sky, was seen briefly at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in London just a few months ago. Its quick return for a longer run here is richly deserved. Taylor explores how a couple, both devastated by the loss of their child, find ways ...

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River in the Sky – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Peter Taylor Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In a play about the death of a child and its consequences for the parents, learning that Bourbons and Custard Creams really shouldn’t be eaten at the same time may not be an obvious outcome. But through these simple biscuits – free samples of which were kindly distributed to the audience on ...

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WEIRD – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Lucy Burke Director: Peter Taylor Reviewer: David Guest Writers have never been shy about tackling mental illness on stage: King Lear, Hamlet, A Doll’s House, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night and more recently the musical Dear Evan Hansen have all dared to deal with an “invisible” illness too often used as a cheap way of getting laughs. Every ...

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The Damed United – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Anders Lustgarten (adapted from David Peace book) Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Joan Phillips If you are a certain age and if ‘the beautiful game’ is, as Bill Shankly put it, ‘more important than life or death’ then this is a play for you. Based on David Peace’s eponymous novel, The Damned United is the story of Brian Clough’s doomed ...

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The Damned United – Grove Hall, South Kirkby

Writer: Anders Lustgarten Adapted from the novel by: David Peace Director: Rod Dixon Set and Projections: Nina Dunn Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Damned United has practically gained the status of folklore, especially in West Yorkshire. Initially, David Peace’s book made an impact as a powerful, imaginative, occasionally poetic insight into what made Brian Clough the flawed genius he was and ...

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