Cormac Richards

PERFECT CRIME – Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

______ 8 July 2024 ______ 2.5      **½ Opening in 1987 at an Off-Broadway Theatre, ‘Perfect Crime’ is still running; a younger equivalent to London’s ‘The Mousetrap’ (now in it’s 70th year!). More astonishing is the fact that (apart from a small handful of performances), the leading role of the psychiatrist, Margaret Thorne Brent, […]

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THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY – Exeter Northcott Theatre

______ 20 June 2024 ______ 4**** ______ I have followed Cornwall-based Ha Hum Ah Theatre Company for some years now and their growth has been a joy to watch. In collaboration with the Minack Theatre, they are currently touring in ‘The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary’, an adaptation (of sorts) by John Nicholson. Now, Nicholson

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DINNER – Exeter University Theatre Company – Exeter University

______ 4 June 2024 ______ 5***** ______ The dinner party from hell is a tried and trusted setting for writers, from Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus’ to Graham Greene’s novel ‘Doctor Fischer of Geneva’ to Peter Greenaway’s film, ‘The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover’  – hosts setting up to humiliate their guests whilst offering

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HELL’S BELLS – Exeter Northcott Theatre

______ 20 March 2024 ______ 4**** ______ Cornwall-based, Miracle Theatre, have a long-standing reputation for inventive theatrical productions, often performed outdoors, so it is good to see them on tour to over 25 venues throughout the South West. Their current offering is a multi-charactered production but with only three actors in the cast. Now, I

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