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The Importance of Being Earnest – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: David Phipps-Davis Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty One of Wilde’s most enjoyable plays, this is a longer version than the one usually seen - so more quips, asides, arch comments and playfulness then. David Phipps-Davis’ takes some action excised from the original by Wilde and adds some back in judiciously. The result is a play that has more ...

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Harper Regan – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director:  Pollyanna Newcombe Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Harper Regan was first performed at The National Theatre in 2008, and yet in its revival at The Tabard Theatre the subject material seems almost as if was written yesterday. This solid production of one of the more accessible plays by Simon Stephens has plenty to offer. Stephens is a keen observer ...

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Sexy Laundry – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Michelle Riml Director: Phoebe Barron Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The difficulties of maintaining a happy, sex-filled marriage into middle age and beyond is the nub of Canadian playwright Michelle Riml’s 2002 sweet-natured one-act comedy. The Tabard Theatre’s production may have updated the play’s setting to a vision of contemporary Britain where gyms calling themselves Virgin Active and the thought of ...

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Broken Strings – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer andDirector:Joe Wenborne Reviewer: Andy Moseley Broken Stringsis inspired by a four-year period where writer and director Joe Wenborne’s mother lived with him and his wife. The play adapts this so that the mother becomes the mother-in-law, and the wife has died, leaving a death bed wish to ‘take care of Mum, promise me you won’t put her in a ...

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INTERVIEW: Steven Arnold’s streetwise take on life after death

A nation wept when lovable, if gullible, butcher Ashley Peacock exited Britain's longest-running soap in 2010after getting squished by a tram but, unlike many before him, Steven Arnold has kept on working to prove to the public that there's more to him than lamb kidneys and scrag-end. Now a veteran of the theatre, Arnold spoke to Paul Couch ahead of ...

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INTERVIEW: Daisy May on being early 20th Century tomboy Gigi

Anita Loos' adaptation of Colette's Parisian coming-of-age story hasn't seen light of day in over half a century, but directorMark Giesser,is bringing it to the Tabard Theatre. Paul Couch caught up with Gigi, also known as actress Daisy May.   Gigi’s not been done for 60 years. Do you think it’s still relevant for modern audiences? It’s interesting. Essentially it’s ...

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Oh, The Humanity And Other Good Intentions – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Will Eno Director: Paul Lichtenstern Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone…” said Orson Welles and the same conclusion comes to mind after seeing Will Eno’s quirky exploration of the human condition. Ordinary people, each with their own foibles, strengths and inadequacies are depicted as if small vessels adrift on a vast ocean, ...

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Edges – Tabard Theatre, London

Writers: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Director: Adam Philpott Reviewer: Stephen Bates The next few weeks promise big things for the American songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Their show Dogfight, a fully-developed musical, is about to have its UK première at Southwark Playhouse, but, here, as an appetiser, we get the chance to see a performance of their earlier ...

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