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Love Me Do – theatre review

Anne Cox delivers her verdict on extraordinary apocalyptic ’60s play Love Me Do, on at Watford Palace Theatre until October 18. So, it’s the end of the world and we are all about to be blown to pieces in a thermo-nuclear war. How would you spend your last day? It sounds like one of those …

Sweeney Todd – theatre review

Anne Cox delivers her verdict on an incredible production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, on now at Twickenham Theatre in London. London’s newest theatre last night opened its first full scale production, and what an opener – a bloody brilliant production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet …

Theatre Theatre Reviews September 17, 2014

Regeneration – theatre review

Anne Cox reviews Regeneration, which is at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate ahead of a UK tour Regeneration, from Pat Barker’s gripping trilogy, is one two plays opening this month dealing with the relationship between World War I poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. It nipped under the wire at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate this week …

Theatre Theatre Reviews September 16, 2014

Friend Or Foe – theatre review

Anne Cox reviews Friend Or Foe, which is at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester until Saturday, September 13 I’ve been in the wars over the last week and am all the better for it. Last week saw the opening of the superb WWI drama Regeneration and, on Friday night, I was plunged headlong into a …

Theatre Theatre Reviews September 11, 2014

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – theatre review

Anne Cox reviews A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre until Sunday, September 14 Wae’aye pet, whose idea was it to make Shakespeare’s Bottom from Byker Grove? The Globe’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set for an Asian tour and they’re trying out the production at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre this week. Last …

Theatre Theatre Reviews September 11, 2014

Pitcairn – theatre review

Anne Cox offers her verdict on Pitcairn, which is at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, then touring Most people know the story of how Fletcher Christian led a mutiny aboard the Bounty and fetched up on Pitcairn, an uninhabited scrap of land in the middle of the South Pacific. But what happened next? There have been …

Guys and Dolls – musical review

Guys and Dolls is running at Chichester Festival Theatre until September 21. Review by Anne Cox Chichester Festival Theatre is on a roll with its sparkling debut of the classic Broadway hit musical Guys and Dolls. There was a full house last week for this award-winning show about New York gamblers and their wise-cracking dames. …

Tristram Shandy: Conception, Cock & Bull – theatre review

Stephen Oxley has adapted Laurence Sterne’s humourous novel for the one-man show Tristram Shandy: Conception, Cock & Bull, which is running at St James Studio, Victoria in London this week. Review by Anne Cox Long before there were monologues and stand-up there was Tristram Shandy – the bawdy raconteur who entertained the Georgians through the diaries written …

Bakersfield Mist – theatre review

Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid star in Stephen Sachs’ new play Bakersfield Mist at the Duchess Theatre in London. Review by Anne Cox The debate over what is art has been around since the first Stone Age painters took to their caves to daub them with images of animals. It boils down, in the end, to …

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – theatre review

Northern Ballet returned to Milton Keynes Theatre last week with its magical production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which ends its tour in Southampton this weekend. Review by Anne Cox It’s a spectacular show in every sense. The dancing is, of course, flawless with inspired choreography from the company’s artistic director David Nixon; the …

The Pajama Game – theatre review

Broadway musical The Pajama Game is at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre until September. Review by Anne Cox The steam heat on the factory floor is sizzling in the vintage blue collar Broadway musical The Pajama Game which has just opened in the West End. Chichester Festival Theatre’s big budget show has been allowed to stretch its …

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – theatre review

Amanda Whittington’s stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is at The Mercury Theatre, Colchester until Saturday. Review by Anne Cox Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe’s début book about a misogynistic and disillusioned working class man in 1950s Britain, was an exposé of rage and rebellion which shocked a nation. It arrived …

Dance ‘Til Dawn – theatre review

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace star in the triumphant Dance ‘Til Dawn, which is currently in at the Milton Keynes Theatre as part of its UK tour. Review by Anne Cox Dance ‘Til Dawn has all the ingredients of a smash hit show and lucky you if you’ve got tickets. It’s playing at Milton Keynes …

Best of Friends – theatre review

Nick Fogarty’s musical drama Best of Friends runs at the Landor Theatre in London until May 10. Review by Anne Cox The back story behind the creation of the stage musical Best Of Friends is every bit as melodramatic as anything already written for theatre. Its creator and driving force, Nick Fogarty, risked his life savings to …

Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee – theatre review

Robert Powell is Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, which tours the country this year. Review by Anne Cox In a week when modern actors are being accused of mumbling through TV dramas it is refreshing to sit in a theatre and be able to listen to wonderful diction and pronunciation – from seasoned screen …

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