Reviews

Separate Tables

From the fresh, stylised opening, including mingling extras in the Green Room, you could tell this was going to be classy stuff. Director Georgette Ellison has clearly seen it as a labour of pure love with minuscule attention to detail:…
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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is often considered to be one of the most iconic and challenging stories in American history. When you have a play that includes themes of racism, sexism, disability, social inequalities and death, all within…
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The Killing of Sister George

The Killing Of Sister George is essentially a parody of controversial exit plots in long-running serial drama The Archers: Sister George is a fictional radio character, a district nurse in the rural community of Applehurst (rather than Ambridge), who is…
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Happy Days

For several years, the Rex Players made it clear that reviews of their shows were not welcome, but this year they have relented, which is good news for two reasons. First, because if you are going to ask people to…
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A Bunch of Amateurs

Jefferson Steel is an ageing Hollywood action hero whose career has seen better days. Persuaded by his agent to tackle the part of King Lear at Stratford, he flies to the UK, ready to share a stage with the greats…
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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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