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Review Round Up: Lettice & Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman star in Trevor Nunn’s production. But what are critics making of it? 

WhatsOnStage: *** “Trevor Nunn’s enjoyable but utterly unchallenging production.” 574 more words

PREVIEW: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory

Sue Townsend’s book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ will head to the London stage as a musical from the 14th July.  259 more words

Review – Lettice and Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory, 21st May 2017

Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage first hit the stage way back in 1987 as a star vehicle for Maggie Smith. I knew that we had seen the play before but I was darned if I could remember seeing… 536 more words

Chris Sparkle

Lettice and Lovage

I was very much looking forward to seeing two favourite actresses, both dames in waiting, in the revival of a play I have fond memories of first time around. 354 more words


Trevor Nunn: How the genius Terence Rattigan made a comeback years after his unjust rejection | The Independent

Terence Rattigan is a dramatist of genius.  There … I have said it straight out, no ifs or buts, no shilly-shallying.  I am, of course, expressing my opinion, but I venture to suggest that we of that opinion are now becoming increasingly numerous. 55 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Lettice and Lovage starring Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman


WHERE: Menier Chocolate Factory

WHEN: 5/5, press night 17/5, runs to 8/7

Author Sir Peter Shaffer wrote this three-act play for Dame Maggie Smith in 1987, when we first saw it, and it won her a Tony. 300 more words


Love in ldleness

In 2011, Rattigan’s centenary year, Jermyn Street Theatre gave us the world premiere of Less Than Kind, the first incarnation of this play. It had never produced in this version because Rattigan de-politicised it, at the request of its star actors. 445 more words