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A Princess Undone, Park Theatre – Review

Credit: Simon Annand

Pros: The beautiful set design and the acting. Cons: The plot is weak and based on facts that the audience is expected to be familiar with. Before Diana became centre of attention for the British media, another princess had made headlines and fuelled gossip for decades. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II and had quite a reputation as a lavish and untamed woman. Breaking off her engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend, before marrying theatre photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, ...

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Harold and Maude, Charing Cross Theatre – Review

Credit: Darren Bell

Pros: Sheila Hancock owning the stage, with a good foil in Bill Milner. Cons: Lacks a bit of sparkle. Harold (Bill Milner), a nineteen year old early Emo type, attends funerals in his leisure time and has such a predilection for staging suicide and self-mutilation for the benefit of his mother (Rebecca Caine), that she has grown accustomed to and irritated by these episodes.  Harold’s trips to the therapist (Christopher Dickinson) do not seem to be having any effect so her next ...

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Derailed, Ovalhouse – Review

Credit: Ben MacIntosh

Pros: The protagonists are very likeable and can be quite funny. Cons: The show lacks any kind of structure and feels chaotic. The gazpacho isn’t very good either. In Spain you can find many types of paella: Valencian, black, vegetarian, marinera… Pretty much something for every taste. Derailed looks like a paella; the problem, though, is that with so many ingredients mixed together it is not really clear what kind of paella it is and whether the rice has been properly cooked. The show takes place ...

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