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Posted by Jane on 04th Jun 11 Posted by
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Guaranteed to put ‘bums on seats’ this famous play has been around since 1925, has been performed by hundreds of amateur companies down the year and been made into a film. Nowadays it has a ‘classic’ status but—does it stand the test of time? The play these days has obvious weaknesses and it is therefore important to capture the atmosphere and way of life of its time and setting. A steam train, ghosts, lonely isolated stations, a cold night, dead bodies and a group of disparate characters provide the basis for intrigue. Julie Petrucci reviews this production by St John’s Players based in Townley near Fulbourn in Cambridgeshire.

Posted by Chris on 09th May 11 Posted by
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Review – Spygame

Chris Peach reviews Spygame by Bettine Manktelow.

Posted by AlanMc on 02nd May 11 Posted by
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Alan McCabe reviews Parbold’s Douglas Drama Group’s production in April 2011

Posted by Chris on 02nd May 11 Posted by
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Review – Tom Thumb

How refreshing to read a modern up to date pantomime, but still with a feel for the traditional.

Posted by gabbs on 18th Apr 11 Posted by
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Stephen Whittock looks back about the highs and lows of staging a book musical without a book. Performed by The Nomads who are based in East Horsley in Surrey.

Posted by Jane on 05th Apr 11 Posted by
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Review – Calendar Girls

Whilst the professional production of Calendar Girls by Tim Firth continues to tour during 2011, amateur theatre groups are getting excited about the rights being released to amateurs from the 1st of September 2012.

Posted by Chris on 23rd Mar 11 Posted by
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Review – How Long Is Never? Darfur

A selection of seven plays from Josef Weinberger. After Rwanda the world said never again.

Posted by Chris on 16th Jan 11 Posted by
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Review – All The Great Books (abridged)

Chris Peach reviews this play and its suitability for the amateur theatre.

Posted by Chris on 19th Dec 10 Posted by
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Review – A Healthy Grave

Josef Weinberger have published the latest play from one of the UK’s leading authors – Simon Brett, who has produced over eighty books.

Posted by Chris on 21st Nov 10 Posted by
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Review – One Night In November

This play from Josef Weinberger is written by Alan Pollock and is based in Coventry in November 1940 and examines the idea that Winston Churchill had advance warning of the Coventry Blitz. Two young people meet on a railway platform at the start of an air raid.