Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Luscombe’

Review of The Argument, by William Boyd (FOLLOW LINK) at Bath Theatre Royal, Summer Season 2019. Directed by Christopher Luscombe. With Felicity Kendal. A very short play indeed with eight or nine scenes, virtually all two part dialogue. Read my review!



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Ruth Jones (Nessa from Gavin & Stacey) is touring in The Nightingales by William Gaminara. We saw it in Chichester, but it is destined for the West End. A comedy with a dark edge about a singing group in a village hall.


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Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s lavish production of Twelfth Night, (LINKED) with Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio. This also compares the RSC production with the three other major versions of this play in 2017.


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Much Ado About Nothing  (LINKED) is at Chichester, Manchester then London for a long run. This is a revival of the 2014 RSC production directed by Christopher Luscombe, and paired with Love’s Labour’s Lost under the title Love’s Labour’s Won. For the revival they have reverted to the better-known main title. One of the funniest plays you will ever see. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare too.


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The highly-acclaimed 2014-2015 RSC productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost (LINKED) and Much Ado About Nothing (aka Love’s Labour’s Won) have been revived, and they are running at Chichester before going to Manchester and London. Though I reviewed the 2014 version, the cast changes mean a new review. It’s even better now.


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Review of Terence Rattigan’s While The Sun Shines (LINKED) at Bath Theatre Royal, directed by Christopher Luscombe with Alexandra Dowling and Tamla Kari from “The Musketeers” TV series. A pin-sharp beautifully directed farce, (though I have some issues with Rattigan’s dialogue).


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Link to Travels With My Aunt, in the new original musical version at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre. Patricia Hodge as Aunt Augusta and Steven Pacey as her bank manager nephew, Henry Pulling.  A lot of fun, catch it at Chichester if you can.


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Review of Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale at the Globe Theatre (FOLLOW LINK). In the euphoria after seeing this production, we agree it’s “the best thing we’ve seen at the Globe.” A five star play featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Nell.


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The 2014 RSC productions linked Love’s Labour’s Lost with “Love’s Labour’s Won” which is actually a speculative alternative title for Much Ado About Nothing. Love’s Labour’s Lost was set in Summer 1914, just before World War One, and Love’s Labour’s Won was set at Christmas 1918 after the end. Long illustrated reviews of two first-rate RSC productions:

For the review of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, follow this link.

For the review of LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON (or Much Ado About Nothing) follow the link.

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