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The Night Watch – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Hattie Naylor adapted from the book by Sarah Waters Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Richard Maguire Without a doubt, The Night Watch is one of Sarah Waters’ finest novels. Meticulously researched, it follows the lives of a group of people, including four lesbians, over the Second World War. But instead of starting in 1939, Waters begins her book in 1947. ...

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The Night Watch – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Sarah Waters Adapted for the stage by: Hattie Naylor Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The desire to turn every successful book by every successful author into a film, TV series or stage play is arguably as much about milking a franchise than it is about bringing the writer or the writing to a new audience. While it can ...

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The 39 Steps – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Patrick Barlow Adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Director: Paul Robinson Designer: Helen Coyston Reviewer: Ron Simpson It’s good to see The 39 Steps back in North Yorkshire, in a production full of zip and imagination. Just over 20 years ago Richmond-based North Country Theatre toured Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble’s version for just four actors to huge success. Then ...

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Long Story Short – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Lee Anderson, Adam Foster and Andrew Whyment Director: Andrew Whyment Reviewer: Michael Gray     How do we choose to consume the news ? This timely piece suggests some answers, raises many questions and keeps its audience intrigued for a tense 90 minutes. “We theatricalise the state of our mediatised lives…” There are moments near the beginning, when News ...

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