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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 Titus Andronicus at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, starring David Troughton in the title role. We were left with very mixed feelings. Some was stunning, especially the acting from all the principals. But some bits fell flat. Fascinating modern dress production.

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A detailed review of The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, in one of its very rare outings by the Royal Shakespeare Company. In spite of the intrinsic issues of the play itself (advertised as A Midsummer Night’s Dream Meets Fight Club) this is lively, inventive, and in the two lead roles, Paloman and Arcite (illustrated), very funny. One to catch at Stratford as it is so rarely seen.

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Michael Frayn’s classic 1982 backstage farce Noises Off in its 2016 production directed by Blanche McIntyre. It’s a Nuffield, Southampton, Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stages joint production.

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Review of As You Like It at The Globe 2015 (follow link) added. Directed by Blanche McIntyre with Michelle Terry as Rosalind.

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Review of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard added, at Bath Theatre Royal. This play is acclaimed as “one of the greatest 20th century plays.” In a rare negative review, I would give this production three stars out of five, and that’s generous! To me it’s a wordy radio play, masquerading as a drama. Genuine-emotion---Robert--008

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Review of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe, 2014, directed by Blanche McIntyre. See link.

Illustration: The boys from Syracuse arrive in Ephesus …

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