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Love From A Stranger – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Agatha Christie (adapted by Frank Vosper) Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Joan Phillips Agatha Christie’s work seems to be enjoying a renaissance in the last few years. Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express had an all-star cast, while two recent BBC TV adaptations attracted critical and viewer’s acclaim and Lucy Bailey’s revival of Witness for the Prosecution is enjoying an extended London run. ...

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The Gingerbread Mix-Up – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Martin Murphy Director: Richard Croxford Reviewer: Colm G Doran This festive season The Lyric Theatre is brimming with Christmas celebration, especially in their Danske Bank stage which is currently home to The Gingerbread Mix-Up. Written by Martin Murphy and directed by Richard Croxford; this is a show that embodies fairy-tales, Halloween and Christmas pantomime all rolled into one. It ...

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Limmy Live! – The Lyric, The Lowry, Salford

Writer and performer: by Brian Limond Reviewer: Matt Forrest Brian Limond first came to prominence in 2006 with numerous performances at The Fringe and Glasgow International Comedy Festival. What followed was series of podcasts called Limmy’s Show where the world was introduced to a wide range of colourful characters, which included: Limmy and Falconhoof, TV presenter of a fictional fantasy ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – The Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptor: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Joan Phillips Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is as close to a perfect novel as you are going to get. In fact, in 2006 it was named by British librarians as the one book ahead of the Bible they recommend adults to read before they die. So it is ...

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Rebecca – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Daphne Du Maurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Joan Phillips Emma Rice has adapted and directed this latest version of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca for Kneehigh Theatre. How appropriate for a Cornish theatre company to produce this classic story of the destructive forces of the sea and human nature, set on the very precipice of the south west ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Choreographer: Joey McKneely (from original choreography by Jerome Robbins) Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Joan Phillips What happens when you mix young, testosterone charged youths, with guns, knives, fear, hatred, prejudice, poverty and romantically involved lovers from opposing gangs? All it takes is one tiny spark to light the tinder and the ...

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