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Review of the 50th Anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are  Dead, with Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig.

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Review of Travesties by Tom Stoppard (LINKED) directed by Patrick Marber. A sell-out at the Menier Chocolate Factory BUT it is moving to the West End in February for 12 weeks. Stars Tom Hollander. It’s a play that gets into all those “Best play of the 20th Century” lists and is very funny indeed, but is it “too clever”?

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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 Shakespeare in Love  (LINKED) in the new stage version, featuring Tom Bateman as Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola. We’ve seen seven plays in London in a fortnight. This was easily the best of the lot, even better than The Crucible and Antony & Cleopatra, which is high praise!

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