Category Archives: Plays

Equus at Trafalgar Studio

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Equus tells the story of a 17 year old boy, Alan Strang, who has blinded 6 horses. To save him from imprisonment Magistrate Hesther Salomon enlists the help of Psychiatrist, Martin Dysart. Through the relationship of Strang and Dysart’s developing, Equus looks at the treatment of children, in particular those who have carried out sadists acts, by psychiatrists. It looks

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Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre

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Emilia is a new play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm which is set in the late 1500’s and early 1600’s. It tells of Emilia Bassano who was a writer and passionate advocate of women’s rights. The play follows her throughout her life, including how she became mistress of Henry Carey, her relationship with Shakespeare, the birth of her children and publication

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Dad’s Army Radio Show

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It comes as a sobering discovery to those of us of a certain age to realise that the first television broadcast of Dad’s Army was over fifty years ago. Frequent repeats of the nine series produced have exposed successive generations to this classic sitcom. It still has the power to amuse to a not insignificant extent owing to character recognition,

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The Messiah at The Other Palace

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With promotional material for The Messiah boldly announcing “three towering talents” playing a cast of thousands in “the funniest and most magical Nativity you will ever see”, the bar for my expectations was set very high. Patrick Barlow’s play, has evolved over the 35 years since its first incarnation – it has been a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, been

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