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Theatre Review: Better Off Dead, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 14, 2018 No Comments

A strange thing happens when you’re a writer.

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Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If anyone was going to bring the sharp, erudite poetry of Christopher Reid to life in a stage adaptation of The Scattering and The Song of Lunch, it would be Robert Bathurst. He revels in the opportunity to extract the precise, elegant language of Reid’s work, and rolls it over his own tongue like butter off a silver spoon.

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Vanessa Schofield as Louisa Gradgrind and Howard Chadwick as Josiah Bounderby- Hard Times - Photo by Nobby Clark

Review: Hard Times, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hard Times, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Charles Dickens’ classic novel, which explores the idea of social standing in relation to facts and the importance of entertainment and fun in shaping young minds, has been adapted to the stage by Deborah McAndrew in splendid fashion.

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Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What is there to say about the fevered dream that is Napoleon Disrobed?

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Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Review: Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

November 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

This is the first time that I’ve awarded all five of my closely guarded stars to a production.

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Goth Weekend

Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

There’s always something a bit weird about watching a play set in your home town, including an emotional response somewhere between pride and embarrassment when you hear the characters speak about the places that exist in real life.

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A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre,© Tony Bartholomew

Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

“This is the first time that I’ve written a play with a house as the central character,” says Alan Ayckbourn of his new comedy, A Brief History of Women.

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Review: Di and Viv and Rose, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Di and Viv and Rose, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The simple, yet complicated relationships of women are often overlooked in theatre, unless it’s to make some sort of point, or a political score.

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Review: Taking Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Taking Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

I’ve never been a fan of farce. In my head, farce equates to pouty-lipped Ooooooooh Vicar quips, buxom women ‘accidentally’ losing their clothes and a great deal of cringe-worthy sexual innuendo.

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