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While The Sun Shines -Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Richard Maguire For every cutting-edge play like 2014’s dystopian Pomona, or this year’s smart and queer Out of Water, artistic director Paul Miller throws in a Shaw or a Rattigan to keep the more traditional audience of The Orange Tree Theatre happy. Miller’s productions of rarely performed works by these playwrights are always ...

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The History Boys – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] ‘Our perspective on the past alters… Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground.’ It’s a tip a teacher gives potential Oxbridge scholars in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. Perhaps nine years is still recently fresh in historical terms but, while the social landscape may have changed from ...

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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: William Inge Director: Lisa Forrell Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] What a versatile space the B2 studio at the Belgrade is! Opening in 2007 as part of the theatre’s refurbishment, its bare concrete walls and utilitarian construction really enhance the productions in there. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is no exception. The atmosphere of the Flood home ...

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