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Ross – Chichester Festival Theatre

Ross at Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Bill Avenell Sometimes you go to the theatre to see an actor at the top of his game; there is one playing Ross at Chichester at the moment. Sometimes you go to see a talented cast combining to produce an all-round team performance; there is just such an opportunity in Chichester’s production of ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

The Cast of The Importance of Being earnest Theatre Royal Glasgow

Writer: Oscar Wilde Additional material: Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is hard to fathom why there is any need to tamper with things that, in their original form, are pretty much perfect in every way. Oscar Wilde's witty masterpiece is so well-loved that, as well as endless stage revivals it has had three big-screen adaptations in ...

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Gaslight – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: James Garrington You know you’re watching a great melodrama when you reach the final few minutes and are still not sure how it’s going to turn out – and that is what Patrick Hamilton has managed to achieve in his cleverly-written script for Gaslight. Living in a dark house lit only by gas ...

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The Importance of Bring Earnest – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Oscar Wilde (with additional material by Simon Brett) Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Bunbury Company of Players loves The Importance of Being Earnest. They keep putting it on to the delight of their friends and neighbours in the village of Morton St Cuthbert. They love it so very much that their name is even taken from the ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Richmond Theatre, London

The Cast of The Importance of Being earnest Theatre Royal Glasgow

Writers: Oscar Wilde and Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Jon Wainwright However much the theatregoer is aware that this is not an altogether conventional production of Oscar Wilde's great, final play, it is still something of a shock to see Nigel Havers walk onstage as Algernon Moncrieff in a pair of red trainers. His period costume is otherwise immaculate, ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Oscar WIlde Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Pete Benson The Importance of Being Earnest is arguably the finest of Oscar Wilde’s plays. It is also unfortunately the last play he would ever write as on the opening night of the show a quarrel between Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred would eventually lead to court and the full might of ...

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Titus Andronicus – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Harry Stern There's an awful lot of blood in Shakespeare's most viscerally Jacobean of plays and Lucy Bailey's production doesn't shy away from showing it in all its gory glory. Rather, it revels in the sanguinary to the extent that it has been likened to the work of the celebrated and gruesome cine-ghoul ...

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King Lear- Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Tom Mills Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Jackson Lawrence [Rating:5] Classically, William Shakespeare’s tragic King Lear tells the story of the self-righteous king of England who demands flattery from those around him. When his youngest daughter, Cordelia, refuses to declare her love for her father in the same, sensationalised manner as her sisters, she is exiled. Perhaps ...

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