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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” are the appropriate first words to sing at this outdoor production on a night when the weather was balmy and one could easily relate in Catfish Row in the summer. The G...
Buddy the Musical Production shots 2011
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Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

A lot of trouble has been taken to make this 25th Anniversary touring show of Buddy a really energizing theatrical experience—and it all works. You can go for what you will learn about Holly’s life; you can...
Dawn French - 30 Million Minutes
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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

This is a captivating, often hilarious, sometimes poignant and always engaging two hours with Dawn French. I started by thinking I might write about a few quibbles, but it is pointless to do so because they are...
Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30
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Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30

The main thing I came away with from seeing the three programmes of Noel Coward One-Acters collected under the title Tonight at 8.30 is what really brilliant, innovative and unexpectedly varied plays they are. ...
Annie Get Your Gun
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Annie Get Your Gun

ANNIE’S STILL GOT HER GUN! This touring production of Annie Get Your Gun is so clever and enjoyable that I hate to have any quibbles – but I do. The major one is about the text used. It is essentially ...
Catch 22
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Catch 22

Joseph Heller’s own script for a theatrical version of his large 1961 novel, Catch-22, is evocatively set more or less in the guts of a WWII airplane. This metaphoric image dominates the action, which moves ...
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
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Three Sisters

Konchalovsky is not only a legendary film-maker but, on the evidence of his productions now in London, a great theatre director. The two productions of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, are both master...
Henry IV Parts I & II
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Henry IV Parts I & II

After the wonderful, rich production and interpretation of Richard II by the Royal Shakespeare Company, I was hugely looking forward to Henry IV, Parts One and Two directed by always-previously-reliable Gregory...
Let the Right One In
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Let the Right One In

I guess people turn famous films into plays because of name recognition and thinking they will be a magnet for audiences and therefore make back their investment. That should work for the transfer of Let the R...
Rambert – Rooster
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Rambert – Rooster

If you have any interest at all in contemporary dance, try not to miss Ballet Rambert wherever and whenever it appears near you. One of the oldest and most important companies of its type in the world, the trad...