Reviews

The Maintenance Man

Humourist, writer, entrepreneur and often-quoted bloke, Mark Twain, once said, ‘Facts are stubborn, but statistics are pliable.’  Well here’s one for you, Mr Clemens: 100% of divorces start in marriage.   ‘Ah, yes, divorce,’ remarked the much-lamented late, great Robin Williams,…
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Plays ‘n’ Chips

Plays ’n’ Chips enables new or inexperienced members of Broadstone Players to take to the stage, so the usual criteria for casting, and thus audience expectations, don’t apply. On this occasion, two of the evening’s three one-acts also had first-time…
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Return to the Forbidden Planet

Who would have thought that the combination of Shakespeare with rock ’n’ roll music would be such a genius idea? I’m sure the Bard would approve! Return to the Forbidden Planet by playwright Bob Carlton is a jukebox musical based…
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West Side Story

For any musical theatre enthusiast, West Side Story should need no introduction: the classic Bernstein/Sondheim collaboration of 1950s American home-grown and immigrant gangs (based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) is a timeless musical gem, with themes that are just as…
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Dangerous Obsession

London Repertory Players concluded their second summer season at Boscombe’s Shelley Theatre with N.J. Crisp’s taut three-hander, Dangerous Obsession, one of those thrillers reliant for its effectiveness on the quality of the writing as its characters play out their own…
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