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Goodnight Mister Tom – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Patrick Troughton in Goodnight Mr Tom

Writer: David Wood Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Robert McMillan Michelle Magorian’sGoodnight Mister Tomis easily one of the most recognisable stories in the UK. The 1982 winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, one of the top 50 books on the BBC’s The Big Read survey and widely taught in schools up and down the country – it is difficult not ...

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Flare Path – Oxford Playhouse

Claire Andreadis,William Reay,Jamie Hogarth and Audrey Palmer in the 2016 National tour of Flare Path

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   In every programme biography of Terence Rattigan, there is a paragraph or two on how his star fell from grace in the 1950s with the arrival of Beckett, Brecht and most importantly, John Osborne’s Look Back In Anger. One imagines that in 50 years’ time, the same biographies will refer ...

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Dancing through the Shadows – Hull Truck Theatre

Writer: Richard Vergett Director: Mark Babych Designer: Dawn Allsopp Reviewer: Ron Simpson Dancing through the Shadows is billed as “a story of love and family from the heart of the Hull Blitz” and indeed Hull Truck does the city proud in commemorating one of the most devastating, but under-reported, series of attacks on a British city in World War II. ...

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Adolf and Winston – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Stu Mcloughlin and Howard Coggins Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4.5 ] There has been much revisionist history taking place in the last few decades and this new version of World War 2 by Living Spit Theatre Company deserves consideration for its’ own place in the military history canon. Just as it took a very talented piano player ...

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