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Death of a Salesman
06 Nov
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Piccadilly Theatre

Death of a Salesman Can you improve a masterpiece? The answer at the Piccadilly Theatre until January 4th is a resounding yes.

Salesman is widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. On the face of it it’s a domestic tragedy. We’re in the early 1950s and the hosiery salesman Willy Loman returns home from a long sales trip on a hot summer night, to his worried wife.

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A Prayer For Wings
04 Nov
Reviews
Marian Pashley

Review: A PRAYER FOR WINGS at The King's Head Theatre

A Prayer For Wings This play was originally performed in 1985, and explores the realities of high unemployment, unending poverty and the blight of hidden carers, the offspring who are burdened with the necessity of looking after a chronically dependant parent. The fact that, over thirty years later it's only the price of the "hand jobs" that young carer Rita (Alis Wyn Davies) gives to the boys on the "rec", that has changed, should be a matter of outrage. It won't be, of course.

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Shook - Southwark Playhouse
04 Nov
Reviews
John Yap

Review: SHOOK at Southwark Playhouse, London

Shook - Southwark Playhouse Samuel Bailey’s hard hitting, realistic and thought provoking play, SHOOK, winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, receives its World premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in London.

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Different From The Others - White Bear Theatre
03 Nov
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS at the White Bear Theatre

Different From The Others - White Bear Theatre I’ve known the playwright Claudio Macor for some years, ever since I directed one of his early plays. Since then he’s commendably amassed a significant body of work in which he uncovers dark moments from the history of gay oppression and vividly dramatises them.

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The Drifters Girl Musical in London
01 Nov
New Shows
Phil Willmott

Beverley Knight and the Music of the Drifters Feature in an intriguing New West End Show

The Drifters Girl Musical in London There are two types of jukebox musicals, the term given to shows which stitch together existing hits to tell a story. Some have an original plot, such as WE WILL ROCK YOU, MAMMA MIA and MOULIN ROUGE but equally successful are productions which tell the story of the artists who first recorded the material eg. BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROL KING MUSICAL, JERSEY BOYS and TINA.

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