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Benighted – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: JB Priestley Adaptor: Duncan Gates Director: Stephen Whitson Reviewer: Stephen Bates "The ultimate creepy Christmas treat" boasts the publicity for this adaptation of JB Priestley's 1927 novel, Benighted. Perhaps the association between creepiness and the Festive Season has something to do with Dickens, but, otherwise, the only things remotely Christmassy in this production are a quick snatch of Ding Dong Merrily on High, seemingly inserted ...

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Putting It Together – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Stephen Sondheim Director: Stephen Whitson Musical Director: Issac McCullough Reviewer: Colm G Doran “Art isn’t easy”; a line from one the opening numbers of Blunt Fringe’s latest show Putting it Together seems to sum up the situation when this troop of actors were faced with singing their way through a whopping thirty two songs from various Sondheim shows, but ...

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The Last Five Years – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Stephen Whitson Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Blunt Fringe Productions present a beautiful production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years. Starring Amy Lennox as Cathy and Fra Fee as Jamie, this is a production about falling in and out of love. Jamie is an aspiring writer who falls in love with ...

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