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The Patriotic Traitor – Park Theatre, London

Laurence Fox and Tom Conti in The Patriotic Traitor at The Park Theatre

Writer / Director: Jonathan Lynn Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz On 15 August 1945, Marshal Philippe Pétain was sentenced to exile on the Île d’Yeu. From across the English Channel, the erstwhile president of Vichy France appeared – as he does to this day – a cartoonish figure of unscrupulous cowardice and vanity, the man who had opened the gates of the ...

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Nina Conti: In Your Face – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Long gone are the days of the “traditional” ventriloquist acts with a single puppet being used as an excuse for exposition of the inner-ego of a comedian. We are now, partly thanks to Nina Conti, in an age where ventriloquism is intelligent, creative, sexy and refreshed. For those who don’t know anything about Conti, she has been ...

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Twelve Angry Men – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Designer: Michael Pavelka Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Reginald Rose’s enduring 1950s classic Twelve Angry Men still has the power to enthrall 70 years on. Now touring the UK, fresh on the heels of an extended run in the West End. The play follows the deliberations of an all-male, all-white jury in the (at first glance) ...

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Twelve Angry Men – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Better known as a 1957 film starring Henry Fonda (and the only film Fonda ever produced), Twelve Angry Men began its life as a play filmed live for US TV. It was written by Reginald Rose, and it won him an Emmy award – the first of three in Rose’s career. ...

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Twelve Angry Men – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Set in the 1950s, Twelve Angry Men follows the deliberations of a jury at the trial of a delinquent 16 year old. He is being tried for the murder of his father. The play exposes the assumptions, prejudices and emotions of the jurists locked in a room in New York on ...

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Rough Justice– Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writerr: Terence Frisby Director: James Larkin Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4]   From the moment the play starts you are drawn into the play, the characters and the plot. There are so many twists and turns the audience is engaged from start to finish. At the beginning of the play the plot is very succinctly laid out. James Highwood, played my ...

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Rough Justice – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Terence Frisby Director: James Larkin Reviewer: Maggie Constable [Rating:4] At Milton Keynes Theatre this week there were courtroom thrills aplenty in Terence Frisby’s Rough Justice, not Agatha Christie style but certainly full of drama and suspense, and some twists. A very different ‘dish’ from the comic There’s A Girl In My Soup, the well-known and acclaimed piece by the ...

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