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Love Lies, The Hope Theatre – Review

Pros: Who hasn’t heard of a relationship that was based on deception? Love Lies is a play to which everybody can relate in some way. Cons: Every element of this production misses a bit of sparkle. After a sold-out run of its first production Snapshots, presented in 2015 at the Rosemary Branch, LEMAD comes back to the London theatre scene with Love Lies. Behind the acronym LEMAD are Liz Mead, Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson, Mari Lloyd, Mary Ann Pashigian and Daphne Peña, ...

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My Mother Said I Never Should, St James Theatre – Review

Pros: A bright script, with some sparkling one liners and an excellent cast, led by the redoubtable Maureen Lipman. Cons: Although it pays tribute to the strength and stoicism of women, the story doesn’t really pick up the equality issues to which it frequently alludes. Before watching My Mother Said I Never Should, ever the history buff, I was drawn to the programme notes and a timeline entitled ‘100 years of progress’. Major developments in women’s rights were listed, from the ...

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Win tickets to The Buskers Opera at Park Theatre

This is your chance to win tickets to see The Buskers Opera at the Park Theatre. To enter simply tweet us with the answer to this question, by 5pm on 24.4.16 Question: Which traditional opera is The Buskers Opera based on? A) The Baker’s Opera B) The Butcher’s Opera C) The Beggar’s Opera   The Buskers Opera A new musical by Dougal Irvine 28 April – 4 June, Park Theatre www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-buskers-opera Expect a reckless abandon of political correctness and some top ...

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