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Review of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS  (follow link) by Alan Ayckbourn at Chichester Festival Theatre. This was an opportunity to see these three linked plays … Table Manners, Living Together and Round & Round The Garden all in one day. It was always considered one of the great events of late 20th century theatre, and deservedly so.

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Review of Richard Thompson at Poole Lighthouse, Friday 13th too. Excellent support from Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. A great acoustic solo show from one of the greatest British songwriters. The tour continues through to the end of October.

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Link to the New Vic’s touring production of Around The World in 80 Days, seen at Salisbury Playhouse. This is vibrant, imaginative physical theatre with a cast of eight playing 125 characters. Michael Hugo as Passepartoute gives the comic performance of the year.

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A review added of the second King Lear in two and a bit weeks. This King Lear is with Ian McKellen at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, (LINKED) one of the hottest theatre tickets of the year.

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Review added of a magnificent production of Christopher Marlowe’s early play, Dido, Queen of Carthage (LINKED) at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre. It looks gorgeous. Beautifully performed too. More exciting than the Shakespeare on next door too.

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Review of the 2017 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Coriolanus (LINKED) added.  Sope Dirisu as Coriolanus in a modern dress production.

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Review of Florian Zeller’s “The Lie”  (FOLLOW THIS LINK) at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark. Translated by Christopher Hampton. This was a preview performance. It’s the companion piece to last year’s The Truth with four superb actors. You’ll be knocked out if it’s new to you, though if you have seen the counterpart, the plot won’t hold many surprises.

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