Reviews

Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

This is a most appropriate play to be staged in a village hall, since the plot revolves around the bumping off, one by one, of the members of the hall committee in the village of Chortelby. Fortunately, crime writer Agatha…
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Masquerade

Milton Musical Society’s autumn review production is a collection of musical songs and sketches that try to get behind the mask into what people are really thinking and believing. The 30-strong cast give us some moments of absolute joy and…
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Whistle Down the Wind

Deeply evangelical 1950s Louisiana, in the American Deep South, is the setting for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical version of Mary Hayley Bell’s novel and Sir Richard Attenborough’s film of the same name. An impoverished farmer, Boone, and his three children…
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Hay Fever

As far as I remember, this production’s sub-title, ‘A classic comedy of bad manners’, was added by RAODS rather than by the author, Noël Coward, but it is an exact summing up of the play. But bad manners and the…
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Clybourne Park

Way before the tub-thumping zeitgeist of Steve Bannon came William F Buckley, an American conservative author and commentator who founded the National Review magazine. ‘Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and…
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Soirée

As well as their considerable talents, the cast of the RMDS Soirée have one terrific advantage: the party atmosphere that surrounds the event. Surely every member of the society, all their families and all their friends turn out to support…
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