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The Graduate, New Theatre – Cardiff

Writer: Charles Webb Stage Adaptation: Terry Johnson Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Barbara Michaels The sexual mores of the Sixties are the background for The Graduate.  Laughable as they may seem in some respects to the youth of today, seen against the sexual culture of the time they have their place in social history.  Despite this, it is almost impossible to ...

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The Graduate – Festival Theatre, Malvern

A Young Man looks at a middle aged woman on a bed in her underwear

Writer: Terry Johnson adapted from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Geoff Mill Terry Johnson’s adaptation draws on both the novel and the screenplay to offer us a slick, funny but oddly superficial version of The Graduate. Those who have watched the film, starring Dustin Hoffman as the ...

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The One That Got Away – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

The One that Got Away with Richard Clothier and Frances McNamee

Writer: Georges Feydeau Translator: Kenneth McLeish Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Hot on the heels of Eugène Labiche’sMonsieur Popular, the second of the Ustinov’s classic 19th Century French farces is from the master himself, Georges Feydeau. In The One That Got Away, Kenneth McLeish’s translation of Feydeau’s 1892 play,Monsieur Chasse!, director Laurence Boswell capitalises on the exaggerated twists ...

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The Mother – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes A mother’s job is to love and let go – gradually loosening the reins without unravelling herself. And this most precarious of balances is at the heart of Florian Zeller’s play The Mother, receiving its UK premiere at the Ustinov Studio. For those who saw The Father last ...

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Play Strindberg – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Friedrich Dürrenmatt Director: Nancy Meckler Reviewer: Claire Hayes Dance of Death, the play written by August Strindberg in 1900, contains his darkest musings on the institution of marriage. In it, he prises apart the grimly sterile alliance of an army Captain and a former actress who have remained together, marooned on a remote island for the past twenty-five years, ...

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Fifty Words – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Weller Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] A married couple’s first night alone since the birth of their nine year old son should be a night of passion, but for Adam and Janine it is the catalyst for an evening of unwelcome truths where old wounds and new frustrations are finally laid bare. A candid and often ...

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Fifty Words – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Michael Weller Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Richard Loftus [rating:5] A beautifully decorated and desirable home is the audiences first glimpse into the world of Michael Weller’s Fifty Words and his couple Adam (Richard Clothier) and Janine (Claire Price). The calm music which plays, while seats are taken, is as inviting as the home itself setting us, the audience, at ...

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