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Much Ado About Nothing  (LINKED) is at Chichester, Manchester then London for a long run. This is a revival of the 2014 RSC production directed by Christopher Luscombe, and paired with Love’s Labour’s Lost under the title Love’s Labour’s Won. For the revival they have reverted to the better-known main title. One of the funniest plays you will ever see. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare too.

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Three plays in a day in Chichester’s Young Chekhov Season.

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Links:

Young Chekhov Season Overview

Then three separate reviews:

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Ivanov below

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The Seagull below

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Review of A Damsel in Distress at Chichester. (reviewed at link) Take a 1919 P.G. Wodehouse novel, its 1928 adaptation into a stage play, add the George & Ira Gershwin songs for the 1938 Fred Astaire film … and re-invent it entirely for 2015, with Jeremy Sams doing the book.

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Review of Oscar Wilde’s 1895 play “An Ideal Husband” at Chichester Festival Theatre added. An all-star cast in a sumptuous production: Patricia Routledge, Edward Fox, Jamie Glover, Jemma Redgrave, Robert Bathurst.

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Review of Gypsy, (LINKED)  starring Imelda Staunton at Chichester Festival Theatre is linked. The first major UK production in forty years, this wonderful version is hoovering up five star reviews.

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Review of “Pitcairn” by Richard Bean, world premiere at the Minerva Theatre Chichester in a co-production with Shakespeare’s Globe.

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The Chichester Festival productions of Miss Julie and Black Comedy are presented together as a double bill, and so reviewed together. LINKED HERE. It’s a somewhat odd pairing of heavy Strindberg with Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy, one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see. But they’re reviving the 1965 production.

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