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Flare Path – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Philip Franks and Olivia Hallinan in Flare Path

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Bill Avenell   In this world of convoluted plots and psychological undertones, it is refreshing to come across a straight forward and relatively simple story, an "epic wartime romance" according to Yvonne Arnaud’s publicity, which doesn’t require a huge amount of mental energy to follow. Whether this production or this play is truly ...

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The Private Ear/The Public Eye – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   Peter Shaffer's delightful double bill was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic back in 1962. We're back in the days of Ascot water heaters and coffee bars, in a theatrical landscape before the National and the kitchen sink, when revue was fashionable, and it was not ...

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The Private Ear/The Public Eye – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Sir Peter Shaffer Director : Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] First major revival in half a century they say! The Private Ear The Public Eye, by reputed British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, has arrived at Milton Keynes. The double-billing of two ‘intime’ one-act plays was first performed in the West End of London in the early 60s and ...

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Of Mice and Men – The Watermill, Newbury

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Carol Evans [rating:4]   In Of Mice and Men, the Watermill has delivered a gritty drama that gives a powerful insight into the lonely and hopeless existence of common workpeople trying to eke out a living during the Great Depression. Set in 1930s America, its main focus is the unlikely but deep friendship ...

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