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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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And Then Came The Nightjars – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: David Jobson The 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic devastated farming communities and its effects linger even today. Fifteen years on, West Country playwright, Bea Roberts, has taken her experiences of that year to write this beautifully crafted play. The play follows Michael and Jeff, a farmer and vet respectively on a small family farm in ...

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And Then Come the Nightjars – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer : Bea Roberts Director : Paul Robinson Reviewer : Joan Phillips Bea Roberts manages to touch many hearts and issues in her award-winning play, set in rural Devon just as the foot-and-mouth crisis hits the farming community in 2001. David Fielder plays Michael, the curmudgeonly cattle farmer caring for ‘his girls’. Recently widowed, he has fallen into sleeping in ...

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As You Like It – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Stephen Bates Featherweight romantic fantasy that it is, As You Like It is the home for some of William Shakespeare’s most lyrical passages and the perfect production of it is one that keeps the broad comedy bubbling while contrasting it with a mood of reflective melancholy. Performed in a studio space with little ...

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Sleeping Beauties – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Robert Alan Evans Director: Roisin McBrinn Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A modern retake on a classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauties is this year’s Christmas offering by Sherman Theatre. Rachel Canning’s imaginative sets, at times darkly brooding, at others glittering and sparkling, create the magic that is the essential ingredient at this time of a year for what is propounded to ...

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