Reviews

Come Blow Your Horn

My introduction to regular theatre-going – and the beginning of my life-long love of the stage – started when my school friends and I, at the age of about 13, were regularly taken by our English and Drama teacher to…
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Yes, Prime Minister

Like many of my generation, my first experience of theatre-going was provided by the repertory theatre in our small town. We took it for granted then that there would be something new for our entertainment every week or fortnight, and…
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Dial ‘M’ for Murder

London Repertory Players spent two weeks in residence at Boscombe’s Shelley Theatre in August last year, presenting two small-cast thrillers, The Business of Murder and Dead of Night. Director Vernon Thompson and team seem to have enjoyed that visit as…
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Sister Act

Thanks to numerous screenings of the film on TV, not to mention a number of theatrical productions of the show in recent years, there can be few people now who are not familiar with the story of a disco diva,…
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Made in Dagenham

Arriving at the Regent Centre, I was delighted to see an old car, a Ford Cortina of course, delivering the lead characters in the show to the theatre for opening night: Beth Chumley, who played Rita O’Grady,  Daniel Murrell (her…
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As You Like It

The weather was appalling during the day, but the rain abated at teatime and the performance went ahead as scheduled. Although I have seen many open-air Shakespeare productions before, this was my first experience of the Brownsea Open Air Theatre…
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