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Review of Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2019 production of Oklahoma!  (FOLLOW LINK) As usual, Chichester’s annual major musical is an event. A packed theatre, soaring music, incredible dancing and singing … see my 5 star review.

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Our favourite play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Globe (FOLLOW LINK), directed by Sean Holmes. This one goes flat out as a crowd-pleaser, very broad, very funny. Interactive. Definitely one to see even if it lacks some subtleties. Picture: Bottom as a carnival donkey with Titania.

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Review of BARTHOLOMEW FAIR by Ben Jonson (follow link). Ben Jonson’s 1614 play was an innovative city comedy with a dizzying number of characters and events at London’s annual fair / orgy which ran for hundreds of years. Modern dress production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Read the linked review.

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Review added of KISS ME KATE (linked) at The Watermill Theatre. Just a cast of twelve sing, act, dance AND play all the instruments live on stage. A spectacular production in this tiny theatre, but let’s hope it tours … our seatswere awful and we’d love to see it again. Read the linked review.

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I just added a “rant” under ELT articles: Doesn’t anyone teach intonation anymore? (LINKED)

Review added of the play BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.  Set in barbers’ shops in Peckham and six African cities. A revival of the 2017 National Theatre production which will tour after The Roundhouse. Joyous is the catch phrase!

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Review of The Argument, by William Boyd (FOLLOW LINK) at Bath Theatre Royal, Summer Season 2019. Directed by Christopher Luscombe. With Felicity Kendal. A very short play indeed with eight or nine scenes, virtually all two part dialogue. Read my review!

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