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Fever Pitch – Oxford Playhouse

Fever Pitch Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Nick Hornby Adapter and Director: Paul Hodson Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:2.5] Fever Pitch is well known as a book written by Nick Hornby, later turned into a film of the same name. It tells the story of a young man growing up in the 70s and how his fanatical support of Arsenal shapes his choices and dreams in life. ...

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Guys and Dolls – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4.5] 2011 really has been a fantastic year for fringe musicals in London. Theatres south of the river like the Landor, the Union and Southwark Playhouse have delivered works of great precision and concentrated passion, but at this late juncture in the year, ...

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Ed Fringe 2010: Piramania – C Venues

Writer: David Massingham & Tim Frost Director: James Kermack Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] I have had the misfortune over the last few years of sitting in world premieres of new musicals, that lack any sort of creative flair, songs that you can’t sing along to, poorly written lyrics, and a concept that would make a Tracey Emin ...

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Manor – The Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Martin Murphy Director: James Kermack Reviewer: Honour Bayes [rating:2] Martin Murphy is clearly a man obsessed with the shady goings on of East End gangsters.  But whilst there are some flashes of lyricism in this piece, Manor is for the most part an aggressively male dominated play that bludgeons the audience around the head with its often incomprehensible monologues ...

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LADS – The Canal Cafe Theatre, London

Writer/ Director: James Kermack Reviewer: Evelyn Downing [rating:4.5] The Canal Cafe Theatre has an excellent reputation for stand up and comic theatre and so is the natural home of LADS in London following a successful run in Edinburgh in 2009. The 70 minute show, which grew out of a series of workshops, follows four quite different lads together for a ...

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