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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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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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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....
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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 o...
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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, Part...
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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...
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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...