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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dick Whittington review at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds – ‘lacking local colour’ by Jackie Montague

Though Dick Whittington, the rags to riches tale of a country boy, is energetically directed by Karen Simpson at Britain’s oldest surviving

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

As You Like It review at Jimmy’s Farm, Suffolk – ‘real chemistry’ by Jackie Montague

Red Rose Chain’s As You Like It sees the company return to the atmospheric outdoor forest setting at Jimmy’s Farm. It’s an

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Latitude Festival: Playing Ourselves by Jackie Montague

Jackie Montague explores what three performances at Latitude say about how we relate to our heroes, our homes, and our own identities. The post Latitude Festival: Playing Ourselves appeared …

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne at Norwich Playhouse by Jackie Montague

Jackie Montague reviews Camilla Beeput's one-woman show as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. The post Review: Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne at Norwich Playhouse appeared first…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart review at Southwold Arts Centre – ‘energy and warmth’ by Jackie Montague

Eastern Angles is taking David Greig’s inventive and entertaining The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart on a tour of the village halls

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Review: The Who’s Tommy at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich by Jackie Montague

I get it, finally: Jackie Montague has a revelatory evening with Ramps on the Moon's revival of The Who's Tommy The post Review: The Who’s Tommy at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich appe…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Importance of Being Earnest review at Avenue Theatre, Ipswich – ‘a thoughtful reworking’ by Jackie Montague

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has been wonderfully re-imagined by Joanna Carrick in her production for Red Rose Chain as a play within

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Northanger Abbey review at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds – ‘sparkling and witty’ by Jackie Montague

To experience Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey in Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, one of the UK’s only surviving Regency playhouse, is at

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Jack and the Beanstalk review at Theatre Royal, Norwich – ‘full of warmth’ by Jackie Montague

Nodge City, a rural back water somewhere in the USA, is a surprising setting for a British panto. However, as soon as

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Stoat Hall review at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich – ‘a bawdy Tudor tale’ by Jackie Montague

With excellent original songs written by Pat Whymark and an ensemble of strong actors skilfully multi-roling, Stoat Hall has all the hallmarks

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Treasure Island review at the Avenue Theatre, Ipswich – ‘full of surprises’ by Jackie Montague

The house lights stay on a the start.  Red Rose Chain staff, Gideon and Mandy (Ryan Penny and Claire Lloyd), apologise profusely.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Beauty and the Beast review at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds – ‘warm, witty and colourful’ by Jackie Montague

This 350-seat Regency playhouse (the last surviving one in the UK), provides a unique setting for panto. The venue has a warmth

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