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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls, J B Priestley’s famous allegorical play about class, socialism and social responsibility, seems more appropriate than ever. And St...
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King John

Let me start by saying that the new production of Shakespeare’s too-infrequently produced play, King John, is entertaining, moving, engaging, utterly ...
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Two Trains Running

I should begin by stating up front that I am a serious admirer and fan of the works of August Wilson. For me the plays he has written should be consid...
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Macbeth

I am a fan of Paul Hart’s work as a director and have previously enjoyed very much his approach to Shakespeare plays as well as his innovative musical...
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War Horse

War Horse is a very special and remarkable piece of theatre. Probably influenced by Julie Taymor’s thoughtful use of puppets in her innovative approac...
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Kiss Me, Kate

The new production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury is quite simply a triumph. I cannot begin to praise it enough. Of course, it i...
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La Calisto

As always, Longborough’s final presentation of the year is a showcase for emerging talent. This time the production is a modernised update by director...
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

If you’ve never experienced the kind of performance akin to what Shakespeare must have encountered the first time he attended a play given by a troupe...
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Measure for Measure

Greg Doran has directed a clean and riveting production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. It is a clear and easily accessible production of a play...