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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Though this may be the very first Shakespeare play, and though everyone always talks about how it has sketches within it for what it is to come (girls...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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The White Devil

My main problem with this production of The White Devil was the turning of Flaminio, the brother of Vittoria and secretary to Bracciano into a woman (...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Avenue Q

I found this production of Avenue Q quite delightful from the moment it started. Yes, it is a kind of Muppet Show for grown ups! Yes, the script is a ...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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A Streetcar Named Desire

Sometimes a production comes along that makes you rethink your preconceptions of a classic play, and in the case of Benedict Andrews’ A Streetcar Name...
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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 c...
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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 ca...
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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...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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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 br...
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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. Th...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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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....