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French Without Tears – CAST, Doncaster

French without Tears

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Laura Hibbert The show begins and audience are shown a taste of the surprising, yet delightful quality to come, inTerence Rattigan’s 1930s light-hearted comedyFrench Without Tears, as Kenneth (also known as Babe) pours a real, hot and steaming pot of coffee into his cup. Much like the effects of the beloved hot beverage, ...

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Flare Path – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Claire Andreadis,William Reay,Jamie Hogarth and Audrey Palmer in the 2016 National tour of Flare Path

Writer: Terrence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Written in 1941, Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path premiered in August 1942 at the Apollo Theatre, London. Initially rejected by producers, who believed the British public wouldn’t wish to see a play about the war, it was a critical and commercial success and was revived in the West End in 2011. ...

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Flare Path – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Hedydd Dylan and Daniel Fraser in the 2016 tour of Flare Path credit Jack Ladenburg

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Dan English   It is a love triangle amidthe bombing raids of World War Two as the frustrating Flare Path reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. Terence Rattigan’s script sees husband and wife Teddy (Daniel Fraser) and Patricia (Hedydd Dylan) stay at the Falcon Hotel where they are joined by Hollywood actor Peter Kyle (Lynden ...

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Flare Path – Oxford Playhouse

Claire Andreadis,William Reay,Jamie Hogarth and Audrey Palmer in the 2016 National tour of Flare Path

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   In every programme biography of Terence Rattigan, there is a paragraph or two on how his star fell from grace in the 1950s with the arrival of Beckett, Brecht and most importantly, John Osborne’s Look Back In Anger. One imagines that in 50 years’ time, the same biographies will refer ...

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NEWS: Orange Tree’s French Without Tears set for UK tour

The cast of French Without Tears at Orange Tree Theatre

  London’s Orange Tree Theatre has announced it is partnering with English Touring Theatre to tour their sell out production of Terence Rattigan’s French Without Tears in 2016. The critically acclaimed (read our 5* review here) will return to the Orange Tree for 31 performances in June 2016 then tour in the autumn. Directed by Paul Miller, the tour will ...

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Flare Path – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Glen Pearce Four years ago Trevor Nunn revived Terence Rattigan’s 1942 wartime drama,Flare Path, in a production that was hailed by many as the definitive staging. Starring Sheridan Smith, that production reinvigorated what had been considered to beone of Rattigan’s more problematic works. Now, hot on the heels of fellow wartime drama,Birdsong, Original ...

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NEWS: Sweet Charity leads New Wolsey Autumn Season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre will be full of the Rhythm of Life this September, as a new actor-musician production of Sweet Charity headlines the Suffolk venue’s autumn season, announced today. Directed by the venue’s Artistic Director Peter Rowe the show includes such hits as Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm Of Life. Other highlights ...

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Separate Tables – Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Terrance Rattigan Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Picture the scene; leather Chesterfield sofas, a mantelpiece with an old ticking clock and tables set for dinner, add to this a disparate group of people and you have the opening of Salisbury Playhouse’s production of Terrance Rattigan’s play Separate Tables. Directed by Gareth Machin this play is set in the ...

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