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Monsieur Popular – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Eugène Marin Labiche Translator and Director: Jeremy Sams Reviewer: Claire Hayes The Ustinov’s Autumn 2015 season of French farce opens in energetic but uncertain style with Jeremy Sams’ new translation of Eugène Marin Labiche’s Monsieur Popular. In 19th Century Paris, 47-year-old Celimare is preparing to marry Emma, his 18-year-old bride. Unlike Emma, however, Celimare has a history; his past ...

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Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Joshua Harman Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Kris Hallett Having started its UK life at the Ustinov Studio before successive London transfers, Joshua Harman’sBad Jews has now returned to Bath as part of its national tour but this time having plonked its action onto the main stage. It’s another notch on the hugely successful producing arm of Bath’s Theatre Royal, ...

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1984 – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Orwell Adaptersand Directors: Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Headlong’s adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 has enjoyed three West End runs and two tours prior to its arrival in Bath. So, those of us who’ve already read the book and perused the four and five-star reviews of the play may feel as though they ...

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East Is East – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Kris Hallett East is Eastis now most fondly remembered as a raucous, hilarious 1999 BAFTA award-winning film with terrific central performances from Linda Bassett and Om Puri, which sugar-coated the darkness and violence underneath for smatterings of visual and verbal humour. Sam Yates’ production, now coming to the end of a tour ...

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Flare Path – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Claire Hayes Terence Rattigan’s resurgence as a frequently performed playwright continues with this brand new touring revival of Flare Path from the Original Theatre Company and Birdsong Productions. Rattigan fell out of favour in the latter decades of the 20th Century, overtaken by a post-war generation of angry young men creating kitchen sink ...

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Talking Heads – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Phil Lowe Since Alan Bennett’s original six-part televisual masterpiece of social observation, collectively known as Talking Heads, aired on the nation’s televisions in 1982, some of the groundbreaking monologues have been transferred to the stage by both amateur and professional companies. The choice is usually an evening of two monologues and invariably two ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Theatre Royal Bath

Music: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Famous for never closing its doors, the Windmill Theatre comes to Bath in the world premiere of the brand new musicalMrs Henderson Presents. Directed and adapted by Terry Johnson and based on the film made famous by Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, this patriotic production ...

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Talking Heads – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Claire Hayes Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads made an indelible mark as a series of BBC TV monologues in the 1980s. Now Theatre Royal Bath, with many a successful Bennett production already under its belt, has revived three of the most highly acclaimed episodes for the second slot of its 2015 Summer Season. Set ...

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