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Circus 1903

Circus 1903

Circus 1903 company. Photo: Dan Tsantilis When you assess a show professionally you are supposed to judge it as being decent, weak, good or outstanding for a production of its type. Well I haven’t the faintest idea how to star rate this one since I’ve never seen...
Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus

It’s vintage Bennett and just as funny as when it was first staged in 1974 especially in the hands of Patrick Marber and his cast of nine accomplished actors. A surreal play, it’s farce without the clutter.  It makes no attempt at realism. The set consists of a...
Operation Ouch! Live on Stage – Not for the Squeamish

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage – Not for the Squeamish

They’re back and playing  to an even more packed theatre than The Apollo Theatre enjoyed pre-lockdown. I know as I was there on that occasion too. It’s little wonder this new show has proved so popular, for several reasons: Operation Ouch! is one of...
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Image: David Ovenden What better way to spend a December evening than by being transported to the sunny French Riviera? If another show sees life as a cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes a gambling casino as its setting and a metaphor for the shady, if...
Juliet & Romeo

Juliet & Romeo

Image: Richard Jinman So what happens if you give Juliet’s lines to Romeo and his to her thus making her a Montague and him a Capulet? You get a topical, thoughtful  take on the play which really makes you stop and think about why, even today, we often expect females...
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