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BWW Interview: Vicky McClure

The actress talks This Is England, Line of Duty and making her professional stage debut in Touched at Nottingham Playhouse. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The Patriotic Traitor, Park Theatre

Theatregoers suffering from First World War fatigue may want to pass on Jonathan Lynn’s merely competent historical drama about two mythic figures: Charles de Gaulle and Philippe Pétain. It’s a fascinating subject – de Gaulle had his former mentor tried … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures, war poets and Dracula

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Discover hidden treasures with Heritage Open Days New play explores Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon’s lives and work Fist pump to ’80s-tastic Rock of Ages Scary Little Girls’ blood-curdling Dracula Revered printmaker Colin See-Paynton shares his nocturnal encounters … Continue reading

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Festival fun, D-Day, Curious Incident and charitable cars

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Tastings, tea parties, markets and awards at the Bridport Food Festival D-Day commemoration in Portsmouth Visit a fundraising car exhibition See the award-winning Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Catch exciting work by young dancers Plus my … Continue reading

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Solid Miller is lacking darkness

‘It’s gonna rain tonight,’ predicts All My Sons protagonist Joe Keller. As one, the Regent’s Park audience turned their gaze to a threatening sky. Thankfully, we were spared a deluge, but it highlighted a problem with this venue. Arthur Miller’s masterful study of corrosive … Continue reading

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Powerful tale lost as tensions evaporate in open air venue

‘It’s gonna rain tonight,’ predicts All My Sons protagonist Joe Keller. As one, the Regent’s Park audience turned their gaze to a threatening sky. Thankfully, we were spared a deluge, but it highlighted a problem with this venue. Arthur Miller’s masterful study … Continue reading

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Verse drama about deception is incoherent

How apt that Peter Oswald’s play should coincide with Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Undoubtedly, the Bard is a touchstone for this unwieldy epic. And yet the comparison does Lucifer Saved at the Lion & Unicorn no favours. The master communicates universal themes … Continue reading

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