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It was lovely to see the Tivoli filled almost to capacity for the first night of this production, and whether this was due to the company’s well-deserved high reputation or the fact that the play is by that icon of…
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Snake in the Grass

Like an ageing heavyweight journeyman boxer, this 61st offering from Sir Alan Ayckbourn is a bit tired, has only a slugger’s chance of being a contender and, you get the feeling, is probably only in it for the money. It…
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Dancing at Lughnasa

This beautifully crafted play from playwright Brian Friel is the tale of one summer in 1936, told through the memories of Michael Mundy. It is a slice of life told in such a way that one feels that it was…
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s classic tale of manners, morality and marriage in Regency England, first published in 1813, consistently appears near the top of lists of ‘most-loved books’ among both literary scholars and the general public. The story centres on the protagonist,…
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The Grapes of Wrath

The title of John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, is a reference to lyrics from ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’, by Julia Ward Howe: ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is…
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Evita

This very well-known show has been given a Footlights makeover, director David Humphries creating an elegant and excellent production, showcasing some amazingly mature young talent. This is one of Lloyd Webber’s most complex scores, more akin to opera in many ways,…
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