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Oh What a Lovely War – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Theatre Workshop Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Claire Hayes Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop broke the mould in 1963 when they unveiled their satirical musical about the devastation and futility of the First World War. Now this Theatre Royal Stratford East production has been revived under the direction of Terry Johnson to commemorate the centenary of the war which was ...

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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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Oh What a Lovely War – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Joan Littlewood Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Paul Downham Oh What a Lovely War is a fun but thought provoking piece of theatre and a truly must see show. The timing of this latest tour coincides with the 100th anniversary of World War 1 still being fresh in the minds of the entire country. As you file into the auditorium ...

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NEWS: Mrs Henderson Presents musical to première in Bath

After much speculation, producers have today confirmed the world première of the new musical adaptation of Mrs Henderson Presents will open at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2015 ahead of a West End run. Based on the film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, the new musical will feature a book by Terry Johnson, lyrics by Don Black and Music ...

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Seminar – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Theresa Rebeck Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Seminar at the Hampstead Theatre, is a brilliantly written comic tale of four young aspiring writers who are being mentored in a New York apartment by the once legendary novelist Leonard (Roger Allam). But how the mighty have fallen. To their dismay he is now nothing but an egotistical ‘embittered psycho’, ...

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NEWS: Allam returns to Hampstead in Seminar

Roger Allam will return to Hampstead Theatre this autumn, appearing as Leonard in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Directed by Terry Johnson, Seminar will play at the north London venue from 25 September to 18 October. Rebeck’s comedy first played on Broadway in 2011 with the rôle of Leonard originally played by Alan Rickman and then Jeff Goldblum. Allam last appeared at ...

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Oh What A Lovely War – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Writer: Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Rob Cottingham The plot is history: nothing less than the First World War, and the build-up that led to it. The cast is decked out in ruffs and white suits of a seaside Pierrot show that was all the rage in Edwardian times. We are to witness (the MC tells ...

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The Duck House – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Writers: Dan Patterson and Colin Swash Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] The biggest challenge facing the writers of The Duck House must have been to create a comedy that would be funnier than the real life farce that it draws from. In 2009, the nation was enthralled and appalled as, day by day, more details were revealed of ...

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