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Black Angel (1980, Roger Christian)

Until the finale, which features a risible fight sequence, Black Angel at least looks and sounds good. The story is atrocious, but the production values make it tolerable. 173 more words


Three Days in May

Well, here we are in December 2011 in the middle of a crucial few days for the fate of Europe….and whilst all of this was going on, I was watching a play about a crucial few days for the fate of Europe 72 years ago.  446 more words


Three Days In May - October 2011


By: Ben Brown

Diretced by: Alan Strachan

Venue: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Date: Friday 14th October 2011

This is a play of two halves. The first half was a bit slow, introducing historical characters that needed no introduction for many of us, and setting up the central dilemma: with France nearly taken by the Germans, should Britain’s government consider negotiating a peaceful settlement, or should they focus entirely on resisting the Nazi advance? 616 more words


Review: Three Days in May, Richmond Theatre

It is May 1940. As Hitler’s forces are closing in and France is on the brink of surrender, a small group of men in 10 Downing Street have to make a decision that will affect the course of history. 601 more words


Three Days in May, Richmond Theatre, August/September 2011

On 30 September 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to England from Munich and addressed the crowds in Downing Street, giving his “peace for our time” speech. 585 more words


Absurd Person Singular - October 2008


By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Alan Strachan

Venue: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Date: Monday 13th October 2008

I liked this even more than I expected to. 582 more words


Review - Absurd Person Singular, Garrick Theatre

As previously mentioned, the Whingers hate Christmas.

For them it means the hassle and misery of popping down to Asda to purchase their respective cut price meals-for-one for the great day (to be consumed in their respective homes with only a sweet sherry for company) while happy, rosy cheeked families skip down the aisles. 697 more words