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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noel Coward Theatre – Review

William ShakespeareDirected by Michael Grandage ★★★★★  Pros: A lavish, contemporary, comical production with an outstanding cast. The relatable interpretation succeeded in bringing this play full of fairies and spells to a wide and appreciative audience. Cons: I’m grasping at straws, but Padraic Delaney as Oberon/Theseus is a little less commanding than I expected from the king of the fairies/Duke of Athens. Our Verdict: Grandage’s interpretation proves the timelessnes of Shakespeare’s writing. Don’t be put off if you are not a ...

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Peter and Alice, Noel Coward Theatre

This review is for a preview performance that took place on 14th March 2013. John Logan Directed by Michael Grandage ★★★★★ Pros: Dame Judi Dench and Ben Wishaw directed by Michael Grandage; what more could you want? And let’s not forget author John Logan, whose special gift is to talk to the heart of the audience by portraying the essence of human frailty. Cons: I was so immersed in the story, I would have liked a little more about the ...

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Privates on Parade, Noel Coward Theatre

Peter NicholsDirected by Michael Grandage★★★★ Pros: A high-quality West End production with lots of laughs from a camped up, top-drawer cast. A play with lots of interest, an abundance of back stories and a layer of fun. Cons: Though it is not billed as one, it’s more of a musical than a play. Desperation, loneliness and violence are made light of by jolly song and dance (fine if you enjoy that feel good musical theme). The ticket prices may break ...

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