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Educating Rita – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Rosalind Philips Reviewer: Michael Gray Willy Russell's classic two-hander, Educating Rita, is revised - “revitalised” according to the publicity – in this production at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. Two things set it apart: the stage is extended into the auditorium, with the audience on three sides of Frank's untidy university study. And the action has been ...

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The Easter Rising And Thereafter – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

The Cast of Easter Rising at Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Christopher Bland Director: Donnacadh O’Briain Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Amid the bunting and pageantry that has marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the Queen’s 90th birthday, another landmark has gone somewhat unnoticed in the public consciousness. Exactly a century ago last weekend, on Easter Monday 1916, around 1200 armed members of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish ...

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Theatre Uncut – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Anders Lustgarten, Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, Hayley Squires Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Entertainment is only one part of theatre’s job and from its earliest days it has been used to make political statements. Theatre Uncut is now part of that long tradition with its annual programme of 15 minute plays made freely available for ...

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Molly Sweeney – The Print Room, London

Writer: Brian Friel Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: David Ralf [rating:3.5] Molly Sweeney has been blind since she was ten months old. She understands that she lives in another world, but she can’t believe she’s missing out on all that much. And how could she know? Molly’s enthusiastic husband tempts a once-virtuoso ophthalmologist to take a look at her case. But ...

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All That Fall – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] It is not surprising that the Jermyn Street Theatre’s production of All That Fall sold out in under three days: a rare Samuel Beckett play, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, in a 70 seat theatre tucked away behind Piccadilly Circus. A radio play written ...

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