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The American Plan – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Richard Greenberg Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:4] First produced and performed in 1990, US playwright Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan has now transferred from The Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath (its British premiere) to London’s St James Theatre. Set against the green expanse of the Catskill Mountains in the state of New York circa 1960, ...

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Fifty Words – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Weller Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] A married couple’s first night alone since the birth of their nine year old son should be a night of passion, but for Adam and Janine it is the catalyst for an evening of unwelcome truths where old wounds and new frustrations are finally laid bare. A candid and often ...

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Fifty Words – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Michael Weller Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Richard Loftus [rating:5] A beautifully decorated and desirable home is the audiences first glimpse into the world of Michael Weller’s Fifty Words and his couple Adam (Richard Clothier) and Janine (Claire Price). The calm music which plays, while seats are taken, is as inviting as the home itself setting us, the audience, at ...

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The Double – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Fyodor Dostoevsky Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] As if Mr. Goliadkin doesn’t have enough on his plate with his multitude of insecurities, ticks and issues, he has just discovered he has a nemesis. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his nemesis is a carbon copy of himself just with all the opposite traits – ...

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The Tempest – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:3.5] The Isle is full of noises as we are told by the captive Caliban. The shipwrecked Ferdinand also speaks of fury and passion. These extremes are dealt with throughout what is arguably Shakespeare’s final play. Adrian Noble’s production focuses on discovery. From the shipwrecked nobles through to the island’s residents, ...

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Hysteria – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer &Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] Terry Johnson’s Hysteria is not a play you can define in one clear sentence. Like a session with Freud, the play’s central character, the content is complex and likely to linger for some time to come. We are greeted with silence. With Sir Anthony Sher’s Sigmund Freud staring out at us, we ...

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Educating Rita – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:5] Educating Rita, produced by the Chocolate Factory and Theatre Royal Bath, is a delightful re-working of Willy Russell’s clever study of character and emotion, liberally sprinkled with humour and delicious irony. Claire Sweeney plays the title rôle of the married hairdresser who at 31 and already familiar with the poetry ...

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