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FILM REVIEW: Mrs Lowry & Son

Writer: Martyn Hesford Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Dave Cunningham It is surprising that it has taken so long for the life of artist L S Lowry to be dramatised on the cinema screen. After all, his story has inspired a ballet, stage and radio plays and a number of documentaries. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Martyn Hesford’s script for ...

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The Inheritance: Part Two – Young Vic, London

Writer: Matthew Lopez Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “The only way to fix heartache is to risk more” claims the character of E. M. Forster in the second part of Matthew Lopez’s epic new play The Inheritance, and while the earlier performance was concerned with political statements and the art of narrative, the concluding half puts its characters through ...

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NEWS: Theatre’s Great and Good gather for 61st Evening Standard Awards

Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Sondheim and Sir Ian McKellen at the Evening Standard Awards

By Maryam Philpott 2015 has been another impressive year for the London stage and with a crop of ‘reviews of the year’ about to emerge, the EveningStandard once again pips everyone to the post by presenting its annual Theatre Awards months before anyone else. Theatrical luminaries gathered at the Old Vic on Sunday to celebrate the 61st Evening Standard Awards, ...

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NEWS: Three World Premières for Ninth HighTide Festival

For its ninth year, Suffolk’s HighTide Festivalhad already announced a change of venue, moving from Halesworth to Aldeburgh, but today Artistic Director Steven Atkinson has announced the line-up for the annual festival. Running from 10th – 20th September, the festival will include three world premieres, transfers, readings and visiting companies as well as talks from the likes of Christopher Eccleston, ...

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The Handyman – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:3.5] Belying the excessive modesty of its title, Ronald Harwood’s play The Handyman deals in Big Themes: war crimes, guilt, retribution, the nature of evil, the unknowability of others. You won’t be able to miss these themes because the characters keep stopping to announce them. A tendency towards obvious speechifying gives ...

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