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Love Lies Bleeding, Print Room at the Coronet – Review

Pros: An excellent cast of familiar faces give the play a much needed boost. Cons: A beautiful venue in serious need of refurbishment and a script requiring similar tender loving care. I feel quietly reassured when a Grade II listed building is purchased and restored to its original function. The Coronet in Notting Hill Gate is one such example. Designed by legendary theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague it opened with royal patronage in 1898 and hosted a variety of productions until ...

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Bertolt Brecht, translation by George TaboriDirected by Jonathan Church★★★★ Pros: A really fantastic lead with excellent supporting performances! It’s Brecht. Cons: A little draggy in places. It’s Brecht. Our Verdict: Chichester is always worth a visit, and this is a good all-round production! Courtesy of Tristram Kenton for the Guardian I know the Brecht basics, and I know about the silent scream in Mother Courage, but I’ve never seen a Brecht play in a theatre before. This left me somewhat ...

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