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Pinter Six: Party Time / Celebration – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Stephen Bates Harold Pinter’s career as a writer encompassed an era of unprecedented social mobility in Britain. Sparked by the end of post-War austerity, new opportunities opened up for the once disadvantaged, London’s East End and West End began to merge and members of the working classes moved up society’s ladder. The sixth ...

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Pack of Lies – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer: Hugh Whitemore Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Stephen Bates Recent events in Salisbury have brought back the chill of the Cold War, making this revival of Hugh Whitemore’s 1983 play particularly timely and, with the Menier’s air-conditioning on a high setting, the audience feels that chill too. Pack of Lies is based on the real-life Portland Spy Ring affair of ...

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Present Laughter- Chichester Festival Theatre.

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Bill Avenell What an appropriate choice to open this year’s Chichester Festival programme. A seemingly light concoction but one which beneath the surface is packed full of all the ‘stuff’ of theatre from the pressures of performance, the problems of admirers, the issues of backing and management to the complicated relationships that grow ...

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Fiddler On The Roof – Chichester Festival Theatre

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Bill Avenell It is a nice touch of Chichester to provide a real live fiddler on the roof of the Festival Theatre to welcome the audience at last night’s show. The said fiddler, a very accomplished Darius Luke Thompson, was forced from his lofty perch by the ...

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Stepping Out – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Richard Harris Director:  Maria Friedman                              Musical Arranger: Chris Walker Choreographer:  Tim Jackson Reviewer:  Bill Avenell Chichester Festival Theatre has had some notable triumphs in recent months featuring, among other things, technical wizardry, innovative approaches to old classics, hard-hitting political drama always including something fresh to make the audience sit up and pay attention. This production of Richard Harris’ play, ...

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The Mighty Walzer – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

The Mighty Walzer at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Writer: Howard Jacobson Adaptor: Simon Bent Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Iain Sykes The Mighty Walzer, Howard Jacobson’s 1999 novel about a Jewish boy growing up in a North Manchester world of lust and table tennis, is finally brought to the stage for its world premiere in Simon Bent’s adaptation at the Royal Exchange. Living with his flamboyant big dreaming but ...

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