Posts Tagged ‘Caroline Quentin’

The second review from this week’s Stratford-upon-Avon visit. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Vanbrugh’s “The Provoked Wife” this time a raucous, bawdy Restoration comedy. This was way the better of the two plays this week.

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Review of Me & My Girl (LINKED HERE) at Chichester Festival Theatre. Every year, Chichester produces a classic musical with a lavish production and brilliant music. Here it’s that most English of 1930s musicals, Me & My Girl 1937. It caused a sensation as star Matt Lucas missed press night, and the understudy, Ryan Pidgen received a “frenzied standing ovation”.


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Richard Bean’s new play The Hypocrite is reviewed. It’s a pastiche 17th century comedy, set in 1642 at the start of the English Civil War, in the siege of Hull. It’s a riotous and boisterous comedy. It was commissioned for Hull’s year as City of Culture jointly between The Hull Truck Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the RSc throughout April. Starring Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin.


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