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Something new, a review of Martin McDonagh’s modern classic The Beauty Queen of Leenane (FOLLOW THE LINK) by Arena Theatre, a South Coast amateur company who are not afraid to take on the modern greats. Great set too.

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Follow the link to the review of the Royal Shakespeare Company version of Tartuffe, by Moliere. This is a radical new version by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (TV writers of Goodness, Gracious Me, Citizen Khan, Kumars at No 42). It’s set in a Muslim family in Birmingham. It’s provocative, thought-provoking, extremely funny and brilliantly directed and acted.

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This is a long review of the new 50th Anniversary box set of Music From Big Pink by The Band. (LINKED) Not only does it cover the new release, but has a history of previous releases, and I’ve added a heavily-revised version of my original 1992 chapter on the album.

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Review of Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch (LINKED), first night of their acoustic duo 2018 tour at Twyford, Hampshire.  Superb support from Lucas & King and John Murry – all sets are covered in the review.

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Review of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage”  (LINKED) at Bath Theatre Royal. This goes for more comedy than the 2011 film version of the play (which was retitled as “Carnage”) and it works.

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Review of Home, I’m Darling  (LINKED)by Laura Wade, at the National Theatre. A superb play about a couple who decide to recreate their lives as if they were living in the1950s.

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Review of the Globe production of Love’s Labour’s Lost (LINKED) in the indoor Wanamaker Playhouse. It was played for laughs, but as an overall play it was incoherent. Sorry, one of my most negative reviews in ages. However, the music was exceptionally good.

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