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The Man behind the Mask

“Jeez, sport, if that b*****d doesn’t stock Foster’s, I’ll drop him, so help me.  I’m that dry, I could drink out of an Abo’s loincloth!”  That was ju...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Busman’s Honeymoon

The Mill at Sonning is a long way from the West End, but not too far from civilization. If you’re not driving, there’s a fast train from Paddington to...
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School of Rock

Was it not W.C. Fields who warned actors about the dangers of working with children?  The cuties in this production, based on the 2003 Hollywood movie...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Addams Family

The 1960s were a great era for Gothic horror.  We had Roger Corman in America, filming the stories of Edgar Allen Poe with Vincent Price, while in Eng...
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Blood Brothers

Who can remember Blue Remembered Hills, the BBC ‘Play for Today’ by Dennis Potter, broadcast in 1979?  It was about a gaggle of seven-year-olds roamin...
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Bat Out of Hell

The house was full, the audience were delighted, the cast sparkled with energy, and the band were superb.  What was not to like? You would have to be ...
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Potted Panto

Shakespeare may have been reduced, but now pantomime has been potted.  The dotty duo of CBBC’s Dan and Jeff have got form on genre reduction, having t...
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Dick Whittington

You can’t beat a good panto at Christmas, and this one is a cracker all right! Shane Richie of East Enders is the principal boy in more ways than o...
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The Tempest

Back in March last year, this production was only a few days into its run when the Pandemic struck, and the theatres were locked down.  Now, at last, ...