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The Song of Lunch – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Christopher Reid Director: Jason Morell Reviewer: Stephen Bates As a suited middle-aged businessman walks from his Bloomsbury office, he muses that things are not what they used to be. The boozy lunches of the 80s and 90s are now history and nothing in the streets along which he walks is quite the same. He is heading for his once ...

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Love, Loss and Chianti – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Christopher Reid Director: Jason Morell Reviewer: Steve Turner Christopher Reid’s two works A Scattering and The Song of Lunch are presented here as a double bill, devised for the stage by the leading man Robert Bathurst. The first act deals with the love and the loss of the title, based on a book dealing with the last few months ...

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An Ideal Husband – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer : Oscar Wilde Director : Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer : Steve Turner Although An Ideal Husband does not reach the heights achieved by Wilde’s more famous work The Importance of Being Earnest there is still a lot to recommend about this work. The central theme of a politician being blackmailed over revelations about his private life reflects the situation Wilde ...

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Blue/Orange – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4] Mental illness seems to be a bit of a theme in some of Joe Penhall’s work. His first play, ‘Some Voices’ focuses on a young man trying to adapt back into society after a spell in a psychiatric hospital, and one of his latest plays, ‘Haunted Child’, includes an absent ...

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Blue / Orange – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] What colour is an orange? If you believe it is blue, does that mean you have a mental illness? Premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, Joe Penhall’s play boldly explores attitudes and issues around mental health and racism, encouraging the audience to consider their own views, preconceptions and prejudices. ...

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Blue/Orange – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] In 2011 Ambassador Theatre Group set up Theatre Royal Brighton Productions, with Christopher Luscombe at the helm, director of numerous productions including The Madness of King George III, The Rocky Horror Show and Spamalot to name but a few. Its aim was to produce three plays in 2012, each beginning ...

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