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The Tailor of Inverness – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Writer: Matthew Zajac Director: Ben Harrison Reviewer: Dominic Corr War and all of its travesties will never be understood. From the British perspective – we were the heroes, they the villains. When presented with people quite literally in the bootstraps of the opposition many are unable to connect. The stories told by people leaving the Third Reich behind are sometimes ...

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CD REVIEW: Allegiance – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Lea Salonga and George Takei in Allegiance

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Allegiance is set during World War II, in a period of forced relocation and incarceration of around 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbour. 62% of the internees were US citizens. The internment was sadly the result of racism and xenophobia, rather than any military danger from the population. With music and ...

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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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Waiting for Stanley – CAST, Doncaster

Devised by: Leela Bunce and Alexander Parsonage Director: Alexander Parsonage Sound Design: Ed Elbourne Puppetry: Oliver Smart Reviewer: Janet Jepson It was undeniably hard for the men who did their duty serving in the armed forces during the Second World War, but Waiting for Stanley illustrates very forcibly that it wasn’t so easy for the women left behind in Blighty ...

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