Month: August 2022

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES – Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

29 August 2022 4**** Only last week it was announced that Alan Ayckbourn’s 87th play was due to open. Up and down the country and across the world his plays are regularly performed and have won multiple awards over his career of 60 years.  Ayckbourn’s gift is to take relationships and place them in front of …

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BREAKING THE CODE – Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

22 August 2022 5***** The joy of the Summer Play Festival at the Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth is the juxtaposition of productions, widely differing in genre, being performed one after another. Witness the lunacy of JEEVES & WOOSTER from last week to the sublimity of BREAKING THE CODE this. Such variety is not handed …

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JEEVES & WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE – Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

15 August 2022 5***** PG Wodehouse was a one-off; his writings, particularly those featuring Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves, are some of the daftest in all literature. Stage plays featuring the two are few and far between so this wonderfully original script by David and Robert Goodale, which was first staged in 2013, has …

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