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REVIEW: To Kill a Mockingbird - Theatre Royal, Glasgow

On the day it was announced that 55 years on from the U.S. Publication of To Kill A Mockingbird and 60 years since Harper Lee set aside her first manuscript to write her enduring 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of American literature, not only does the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of the novel arrive in Glasgow on a wave of positive reviews, but we find out that this summer, what will only be Lee’s second novel,  536 more words


Review – To Kill A Mockingbird, Curve Theatre, Leicester, 18th October 2014

I was not one of those children who, willingly or otherwise, read To Kill A Mockingbird whilst at school. I’d heard of it, of course, and knew friends who had read it; but it was never part of my literature syllabus and, at that age, for my reading leisure, if it wasn’t a whodunit or a play I wasn’t interested. 1,254 more words

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REVIEW: Dial M for Murder, Theatre Royal

Most audiences will know Dial M for Murder as Alfred Hitchcock’s first of three collaborations with Academy Award winning actress Grace Kelly. Few people realise that Dial M for Murder in fact began its life as a play intensively written by Frederick Knott over the course of 18 months. 307 more words


'Dial M for Murder' - Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 8/4/14

I’m not sure how wise it was taking Mr H. to watch a play in which a husband nearly gets away with killing his wife– I suspect it may have given him a few ideas! 603 more words

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Theatre Review: Dial M For Murder

Dial M For Murder – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

At this time of year there’s nothing like a good thriller to shake off winter blues and spoil yourself, particularly… 418 more words


Review: The King's Speech, Richmond Theatre

The burden of expectation does not come much heavier than when laden down with four Oscars. Adrian Noble’s stage production of the David Seidler script that became a surprising jewel in the crown of British cinema has a lot to live up to, but it approaches this now familiar subject matter with a stylish and almost dogged assuredness, seeming not to suffer from the same tongue-tied difficulties as its protagonist. 728 more words


Eden End

I’m fascinated by the work of J B Priestly, but we rarely get a chance to see more than a few of his plays. Stephen Daldry’s iconic NT production of  An Inspector Calls seems to be on tour permanently and When We Are Married gets wheeled out fairly often, but that’s about it. 290 more words