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Review of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” at the Theatre Royal Bath. This is a major production, starring Jennifer Saunders as Madame Arcati, the medium who conjures up the spirit of Charles Condamine’s first wife, much to the annoyance of his second wife. Great classic comedy. Definitely worth the trip to Bath.

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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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Trevor Nunn’s production of King John  (LINK TO REVIEW) opened at The Rose Theatre, Kingston on 14th May. A major production, the third in recent years, with a cast including Howard Charles, Lisa Dillon, Jamie Ballard and Maggie Steed.

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Review added of the RSC production of The Roaring Girl. The 1611 play about Moll Cutpurse, who used to dress as a man, is set in 1890s London.

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