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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

REVIEW: 46 Beacon, Trafalgar Studios 2 ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies There is little drama, and no dramatic stakes are raised, and for that reason it may struggle to be remembered in the lexicon of gay drama. However, that is also the strengt…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

REVIEW: Tommy, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies We are going to have to find a new word for disabled, as this company rubs the President’s face in that word. This is a wonderful production- feel it, hear it, but, above …

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Friday, March 24, 2017

REVIEW: The Chemsex Monologues. Kings Head Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies This is thought provoking production, and is a vivid and valuable starting point for serious discussion and action This post REVIEW: The Chemsex Monologues. Kings Head Theat…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

REVIEW: My Country – A Work In Progress, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies One of the best elements of the evening was us, the audience, the British, still laughing at ourselves and appreciating the irony of the lies politicians speak and the truth…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

REVIEW: Bang Bang, Mercury Theatre ✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies It hasn’t helped this production also that current West End farce mega-hit The Play That Goes Wrong visited this venue just a few weeks ago, underlining further how archai…

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REVIEW: In Search Of England, Mercury Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies This is a play that never feels the need to shout or become hysterical, yet brims with anger, passion and love, and tunes in with our own questioning of national identity. T…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

REVIEW: Worst Wedding Ever, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies This piece isn’t going to change the face of theatre, but it delivers what it is required to do, and is as entertaining as the excellent wedding band that occasionally, un…

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

REVIEW: Ugly Lies The Bone, National Theatre ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Overall, despite a good cast and production values, the play doesn’t reach the heights it could have. This post REVIEW: Ugly Lies The Bone, National Theatre ✭✭✭ fir…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

REVIEW: A Clockwork Orange, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies The production of A Clockwork Orange is a kind of Berkoff ballet, true to the spirit of the source material, but imprinted with an originality that will stay with you after …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

REVIEW: Pink Mist, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Catch this extraordinary production on its tour; it has a quiet anger that says more than a hundred plays that shout for your attention. This post REVIEW: Pink Mist, New Wol…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

REVIEW: The HIV Monologues, Ace Hotel Shoreditch ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies With the epic Angels in America at the National on the horizon, this feels like a perfect curtain raiser, where HIV characters are centre stage, a hilarious and poignant pla…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

REVIEW: The White Devil, Sam Wanamaker Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies A thoroughly entertaining evening, blood-thirsty and hilarious, this production will appeal to the devil in you. This post REVIEW: The White Devil, Sam Wanamaker Theatre ✭…

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REVIEW: Still, Mercury Theatre Colchester ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies The major problem the production has is the work itself. Each photograph of Maier’s that is projected onto the screens tells a thousand stories, and here is where the play…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

REVIEW: Strolling Player by Gabriel Hershman, History Press ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies The joy of this book is that it will make you return to Finney, possibly one of the most under-rated, (and certainly under-awarded), actors of his generation. This post REVI…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

REVIEW: Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett, Faber and Faber ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies “If I was to stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I should still be regarded as a cuddly teddy bear”, says Alan Bennett of his ‘national treasure’ status. This post REV…

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REVIEW: Raising Martha, Park Theatre ✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies That sound that you hear in the production is not frogs croaking. It’s the ghost of Joe Orton tutting with boredom that, in fifty years, his anarchic comedy has not been b…

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

REVIEW: Wish List, The Royal Court ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize, Katherine Soper’s play explores zero contract hours Britain through brother and sister Tamsin and Dean. This post REVIEW: Wish List, Th…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

REVIEW: BU21, Trafalgar Studios ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies If the play sounds intense and grim, it’s strength is in its blackest of black humour, making interesting points about how we all think in “media speak” This post REVI…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

REVIEW: The Kite Runner, Wyndhams Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies it builds to a hugely emotional climax, and you may need a tissue! In our fearful times, The Kite Runner offers an open palm of reconciliation and hope. I would advise you t…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CRITIC’S CHOICE 2016: Paul T Davies by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies We asked our reviewers to take a look at 2016 and to nominate some stand out productions for 2016. Paul T Davies replied with the following:- 1. Kenny Morgan A well structur…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

REVIEW: Hedda Gabler, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Van Hove’s production is never less than interesting, creating memorable stage pictures, and containing powerful, committed, acting from the ensemble. This post REVIEW: He…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

REVIEW: Sinbad – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Panto, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies The Wolsey hold the record for the longest running pantomime in the UK, so you’ve plenty of time to go up the gang plank to the Saucy Sausage; it’s a ride you will thoro…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

REVIEW: Cathy, Mercury Theatre Colchester ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies It’s a powerful verbatim piece, linked by voice over’s and images of actual cases, people made homeless through no fault of their own, but falling victim to the greed of…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

REVIEW: The Wipers Times, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Falling far short of the biting satire of Oh What A Lovely War and Blackadder Goes Forth, the play is an effective tribute to an extraordinary publication, and there are som…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

REVIEW: Sweeney Todd, Mercury Theatre Colchester ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Residents of Colchester are lucky to have on their doorsteps a production that punches above its regional theatre weight, and lovers of the musical would do well to travel a…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

REVIEW: Jess And Joe Forever, Lakeside Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Bravo Zoe Cooper, you have written a memorable play, one of the best this year, that deserves the widest audience possible! This post REVIEW: Jess And Joe Forever, Lakeside …

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Friday, October 14, 2016

REVIEW: One Night In Miami, Donmar Warehouse ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies These are men dancing on the edge of their own history, and the fact that we know their histories, (two of them killed by violence), makes the play highly poignant. A highly…

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

REVIEW: As You Like It, St Martins Church, Colchester ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Nicely abridged, with the tiresome Touchstone being eliminated, this is a very entertaining production. This post REVIEW: As You Like It, St Martins Church, Colchester ✭…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

REVIEW: The Boys In The Band, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies All credit to director Adam Penford and the terrific cast for restoring the play back to the canon, and, in the intimacy of the Park Theatre, it now looks like an honest por…

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

REVIEW: Kenny Morgan, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies It’s a little ironic that, in a time of cross gender, age and ethnic blind casting, multi-media work and when the theatre is trying to find the next big thing, a well-stru…

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Friday, September 23, 2016

REVIEW: Made In Dagenham, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Director Douglas Rintoul places it in the hands of an exceptional ensemble of actor-musicians, and the result is a joyful and powerful evening celebrating equal rights. Base…

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