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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Theatre N16 – Review

Credit: Ben Bardsley-Ball

Pros: A wonderful play brought to life by two outstanding actors Cons: At times the American accents wavered John Patrick Shanley’s classic play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea tells the story of Danny and Roberta. Both sat alone in a New York bar, they begin to chat and find solace in confiding things to each other they haven’t told anyone else. Their troubled lives mean they feel trapped in their own minds. For Danny, he struggles to stop himself ...

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The Dreamer Examines his Pillow, Old Red Lion Theatre

John Patrick Shanley Presented by Lightning Jar Theatre Company ★★★ Pros: A clever and deeply poetic script from a master playwright. Some very nice acting too. Cons: I struggled to keep focussed during the first half as the performances didn’t deliver enough energy to meet the requirements of the script. Our Verdict: This is an uneven production with a slow-moving and occasionally uninteresting first half. However, it then bursts into life after the interval, engaging the audience right to the end. Courtesy ...

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