July 2019

DANGEROUS CORNER – Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

5***** 11 July 2019 There is a very good reason why J.B. Priestley remains popular today – and studied by students and academics alike – he is a very good writer. ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a masterpiece of construction, and the gradual exposure of secrets which have a devastating effect on the characters, is simply …

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THE PIRATES OF PORTISHEAD – Long Ashton Community Centre, Bristol

1* 7 July 2019 ‘Bristol Pantomime Productions Ltd are a new professional theatre company that tour around the UK producing high quality shows for children and adults alike’, so says a note in the programme for this production of ‘The Pirates of Portishead’. Having been invited to review this show – and I have no …

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WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY – Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

3*** 6 July 2019 The English writer Ray Cooney began his theatrical career acting in the famous ‘Whitehall Farces’ in the 1950s and 1960s and developed his own work as a writer in that genre. ‘Wife Begins at 40’ had its first performance in 1985 and was a collaboration with American comedy duo Arne Sultan …

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