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The Local Stigmatic, Old Red Lion Theatre – Review

Pros: Stylish performances from the three-man cast add real edge to this compelling story. Cons: The play could have used an extra 30 minutes to give the characters more depth. I arrived unfashionably early at the Old Red Lion so had time to absorb the atmosphere in this wonderfully traditional pub. The walls are lovingly adorned with a timeline detailing its 600-year history and photos of luminaries known to have been customers; Karl Marx, Charles Dickens and George Orwell, to ...

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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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