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So Wrong it’s Right: The Play That Goes Wrong brings chaos to the Duchess Theatre

Sunday 18th January 2015, matinée Anyone who has witnessed, or performed in, badly done amateur dramatics will instantly recognise all the essential elements in The Play That Goes Wrong.  It is the definitive guide on how to not act, direct, write … Continue reading

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Cauliflowers – a warning from history: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Duchess Theatre

Saturday 9th November 2013, matinée Nobody can accuse Bertolt Brecht of being circumspect about his work.  He once said that ‘art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it’.  We wouldn’t call … Continue reading

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Butley at the Duchess Theatre: Dominic West hits the West End not with a whimper, but with a bang

Simon Gray’s play, first produced 40 years ago, doesn’t seem to have aged at all.  Set in a nameless London University in a rickety shared office, we witness a day in the life of burnt-out lecturer Ben Butley, and what … Continue reading

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Love Story Review – We liked it but were we in love with it?

Love Story at the Duchess Theatre Source material This story set in the 1960s feels more like a period piece than Jane Austen – Jenny appears to be pushing the outer limits of feminism simply by occasionally answering back to her … Continue reading

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