Reviews

Deadly Nightcap

If am dram is your ‘thing’, then you are about as close to the heart of it as you can be at a good old-fashioned thriller, performed in a war memorial hall by a cast of experienced and competent amateur…
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Robinson Crusoe

Every pantomime needs to get off to a strong start and wow! does Robinson Crusoe storm the stage with a magnificent roar of an opening, as Mark Ward introduces himself as Captain Blackhead. This baddie pirate of the seas terrifies…
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Julius Caesar

This is the second of the AUB’s double bill of plays exploring – well, fake news, for want of a better explanation, the first having been Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, which I reviewed yesterday. In both cases I was…
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Footloose

Reviews of teenage productions often go on about the energy on stage, which sells them short – if you don’t have energy when you are a teenager, when do you? – because it rather implies that other aspects of the…
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Aladdin

This is as far from a traditional version of the well-known pantomime tale as you can get, with not a Widow Twankey, Wishy Washy, thigh-slapping principal boy or Genie of the Ring in sight. Slightly too wordy and peppered with…
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The Children’s Hour

It has long concerned me that people can be slandered by others, whether because of jealousy, spite or some other reason; it also troubles me that there are those who will willingly believe such slander, accepting it as the truth…
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