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Boom, Theatre 503 – London

Writer: Peter Sinn Nachtrieb Director: Katherine Nesbitt Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Written by a self-confessed biology buff, Boom is the story of a second Big Bang, an apocalyptic event caused by a huge comet colliding with the earth. Not an obvious subject for a comedy. Warned of this event by his fish, our hero, Jules, played with pitiable naivety by Will ...

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The Libertine – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Anyone salivating over the salacious poster promoting The Libertine at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, is in for a big disappointment. Apart from a lewd and largely irrelevant song at the opening of Act Two, this production delivers little of the sauciness it teases. Stephen Jeffreys’ 1994 faux-Restoration romp (which he has ...

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The Ghost Train – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Arnold Ridley Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Reminiscent of The 39 Steps, Arnold Ridley’s The Ghost Train is a 1920s mystery thriller drama which continues to be re-imagined and performed since its London debut in 1925. The story follows a group of travellers who have been stranded at a remote railway station – a station with a dark, ...

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Merlin – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Ella Hickson Music: Jon Nicholls Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty This original play has been co-produced by the Royal and Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton programme. Director Liam Steel, who is responsible for all the musical staging and choreography for the film adaptation of Les Miserables, takes on a classic tale of fantasy, adventure and ...

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