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A Woman of No Importance reviewpetervineyWoman-No-Importance-PROD-1258-5a56f68

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 22:37:41 +0000

We are at the start of Classic Spring Theatre’s London year of Oscar Wilde, produced (and here directed) by Dominic Dromgoole. The first play is A Woman of No Importance, starring Eve Best, Anne Reid and Dominic Rowan. A fabulous cast, great sets and costumes. The first of four Wilde comedies. Advertisements(image)


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Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings reviewpetervineyJon-Boden-The-Remnant-Kings-Large-2017-1s-940x460

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:26:38 +0000

Review of Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings at Poole Lighthouse, 23rd November 2017. This is the “Afterglow” tour and the whole album was played in sequence. A memorable show.(image)


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Quiz – reviewpetervineymethode-times-prod-web-bin-97584cfa-c64b-11e7-9914-a38dcc178fcd

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:12:52 +0000

Review of Quiz by James Graham, world premiere at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre.  It is based on the court case around the alleged cheating Major in 2001 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? A state of the art play with rapid changes and a facinating story. It’s interactive too..  (image)


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Howards End – blurred TVpetervineyIMG_9074

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:57:25 +0000

A rant added on the new BBC TV series Howards End.  (LINK TO MY COMMENTS) The deliberately out of focus shots annoyed me so much I lost attention.  Feel free to comment on the page itself. Why do they keep blurring people?(image)


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Twelfth Night- RSC 2017 reviewpetervineyTELEMMGLPICT000145870059_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bq90JsMauqkzRhOnTEP_rlOpxWLfs5mAvkbXYQqrLnBas

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:08:46 +0000

Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s lavish production of Twelfth Night, (LINKED) with Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio. This also compares the RSC production with the three other major versions of this play in 2017.(image)


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The Weir reviewpetervineyThe Weir PROD-449

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:18:36 +0000

Review of the English Touring Theatre production of THE WEIR by Conor McPherson. (LINKED). This is on tour, seen here at Poole Lighthouse. The play won the 1999 Best New Play Award, and is rated by Michael Billington as one of his 100 Greatest Plays. An excellent production.(image)


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Young Marx reviewpetervineyl-r Rory Kinnear (Karl Marx) Oliver Chris (Friedrich Engels) Harriet & Rupert Turnbull (Marx Children) & Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen) photo by Manuel Harlan_preview

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:37:53 +0000

London’s first new commercial theatre in 80 years, The Bridge, opens with YOUNG MARX by Richard Bean & Chris Coleman, starring Rory Kinnear as Marx and Oliver Chris as Engels. And it’s very funny. Don’t look for debates on dialectical materialism! The review also has pictures of the new Bridge Theatre and its location.  (image)


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Romantics Anonymous reviewpetervineyw580_9166810_3222_romanticsanondigiassets_600x400_text2x

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:32:16 +0000

Review of the musical Romantics Anonymous  (LINKED HERE) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe. Wonderful, feel good stuff by artistic director Emma Rice. (Come back, all is forgiven?)(image)


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Albion reviewpetervineyAlbion2-1

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:14:04 +0000

Review of Mike Bartlett’s “Albion” (FOLLOW LINK) at the Almeida Theatre: This play has had ecstatic reviews and is seen as a Brexit allegory. I have a few doubts …(image)


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The Norman Conquests reviewpetervineyNormanConquests-CFT_oct17-1

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:30:20 +0000

Review of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS  (follow link) by Alan Ayckbourn at Chichester Festival Theatre. This was an opportunity to see these three linked plays … Table Manners, Living Together and Round & Round The Garden all in one day. It was always considered one of the great events of late 20th century theatre, and deservedly so. […](image)


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