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How much notice should you take of theatre critics? These days there are not only the heavy guns of the professionals but also the hundreds of bows and arrows of amateur reviewers. So, it is possible to get a good impression of what a theatre show is like and whether it is well or badly […]

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By |June 23rd, 2017|Theatre|0 Comments

On The Town: It’s A Helluva Show

On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a helluva show. From the moment the three sailors appear in the previously languid dock scene, it’s a joyous, colourful celebration of life. It could be called Seize The Day.

With the songs and sub plots of the original stage play restored, this is a much […]

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By |June 3rd, 2017|Theatre|0 Comments

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf- The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gift

You might think it odd that my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by seeing a play about a marriage breakdown. If you knew us, you’d know that one of the reasons our relationship has lasted over 20 years is that we love theatre. We have shared many wonderful experiences that provide the cement of […]

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By |April 25th, 2017|Theatre|0 Comments

Lots of laughs as Travesties and Mr Darcy both mash up literary greats

Two plays in the same week featured a mash-up of authors’ works.

LipService’s Mr Darcy Loses The Plot at Theatre Royal Winchester found Austen’s hero leaving Pride And Prejudice to blunder into Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Mrs Gaskell’s Mary Barton and even Beatrix Potter. It was very funny, not least because Austen’s creation has become a staple in subsequent literature, the dark silent hero with […]

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By |March 30th, 2017|Theatre|0 Comments

What’s more important- Length or Quality?

Should you tell them the length or let them find out? The theory of not saying anything is that by the time they find out how short it is, they’re committed and they’re going to enjoy the experience so much, they won’t mind.

I would like to think that all that matters is the quality but […]

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By |March 3rd, 2017|Marketing, Theatre|0 Comments

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