Posts Tagged ‘Clare Burt’

Review of the BBC TV mini-series THE SALISBURY POISONINGS added. It received very good reviews for its focus on the individual human angle, and there are clear parallels with Coronavirus – parts of Salisbury were shut down for many months. For me, it dodged the main issue and avoided any attention on the guilty perpetrators. Most reviews would disagree with me and liked its focus.

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Review added of This is My Family, a musical play by Tim Firth at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. Judging by recent Chichester productions, this one will go on to the West End, and every member of the cast was a joy to watch. James Nesbitt and Sheila Hancock are the best-known.  I’m not so sure about the music though.


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Review added of Miss Littlewood, by Sam Kenyon (FOLLOW LINK), at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford. This is a musical based on the life of theatre pioneer, Joan Littlewood.  The Swan at the RSC is having an excellent season with this company, supplemented here with Clare Burtand Sophia Nomvete. The cast of 10 women and 3 men cover 42 roles.  There are seven “Joans” at various stages of her life. It’s another “must see” production directed by Erica Whyman.


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