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King Lear – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Morris Reviewer:Claire Hayes There may have been a glut of King Lears already in Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year, but never has one felt more apposite in its post-Brexit timing than this production from Bristol Old Vic. Timothy West takes on the role of a leader brought down and driven mad by his own actions, bequeathing ...

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Talking Heads – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: David Jobson Alan Bennett is well known for his monologues. Restricting movement prevents the audience’s distraction from the monologue’s message. Either that or he has a sadistic way of leaving his characters grounded to the floor. First written as a TV series in 1988 and brought to the stage in 1992, Talking Heads ...

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Talking Heads – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Phil Lowe Since Alan Bennett's original six-part televisual masterpiece of social observation, collectively known as Talking Heads, aired on the nation's televisions in 1982, some of the groundbreaking monologues have been transferred to the stage by both amateur and professional companies. The choice is usually an evening of two monologues and invariably two ...

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Talking Heads – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Claire Hayes Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads made an indelible mark as a series of BBC TV monologues in the 1980s. Now Theatre Royal Bath, with many a successful Bennett production already under its belt, has revived three of the most highly acclaimed episodes for the second slot of its 2015 Summer Season. Set ...

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NEWS: Dee, Dobson & Cole lead Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season

Janie Dee, Anita Dobson and Stephanie Cole will take centre stage at Theatre Royal Bath’s recently announced Summer Season which includes a revival of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads and a Musical premiere by Terry Johnson and Don Black on screen to stage musical Mrs. Henderson Presents. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER( 1st – 18th July) ...

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This May Hurt A Bit – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Provoking humour rather than horror when you feature seriously ill people is a good trick if you can do it.It is an essential ingredient in this unashamed dramatic attack on the state of the NHS, where it seems to be going and where it might end up.Stella Feehily’s free flowing blend ...

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This May Hurt a Bit – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: George Wallace The Bolton Octagon isn’t afraid to be controversial and tackle difficult subjects and with its new play, This May Hurt a Bit, the theatre is taking on that most British of institutions, the National Health Service. The play, which has been written in conjunction with Out of Joint Theatre Company, can ...

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This May Hurt A Bit – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Glen Pearce Now 65 years old, the NHS should settling down and become a grand old lady of state, mature and an institution at the heart of society. Instead she’s constantly reinventing herself more times than Madonna. In Stella Feehily’s This May Hurt A Bit, the NHS is more than an institution, it’s ...

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