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The Winslow Boy – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Stephen Bates Like British theatre’s equivalent of a hardy perennial, Terence Rattigan’s 1946 play The Winslow Boy is never long away from our stages. This sturdy touring revival shows again why the story of a 13-year-old boy who is accused falsely of stealing a five shilling postal order continues to intrigue us. It ...

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The Winslow Boy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ostensibly based on a true story about a naval cadet accused of stealing a postal order from a friend, The Winslow Boy also looks at the changing world just over a hundred years ago: Britain was living under the threat of a splintering Europe, women were fighting for equality with men, ...

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French Without Tears – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Donna Kelly When Terence Rattigan’s play French Without Tears first made its debut in London in 1936, critics hailed it as ‘gay, witty and thoroughly contemporary’. 80 years later, the sparkling comedy still continues to entertain audiences with a fresh and lively revival by Paul Miller. French Without Tears tells the story of ...

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French Without Tears – CAST, Doncaster

French without Tears

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: Laura Hibbert The show begins and audience are shown a taste of the surprising, yet delightful quality to come, inTerence Rattigan’s 1930s light-hearted comedyFrench Without Tears, as Kenneth (also known as Babe) pours a real, hot and steaming pot of coffee into his cup. Much like the effects of the beloved hot beverage, ...

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French Without Tears. Exeter Northcott, Exeter

Writer : Terence Rattigan Director : Paul Miller Reviewer : Joan Phillips Battle lines are drawn, the enemy identified, the fight begins. Terence Rattigan’s very funny French Without Tears is the clearest demonstration of the need to understand your enemy before going into afight. In this case, the target is not mastering the French language or ‘Johnny Foreigner’, on the ...

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While the Sun Shines – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Kris Hallett We have already had Noel Coward as part of this year's Bath Summer Season and now we have Terence Rattigan's almost forgotten While The Sun Shines. which with its farcical complications, ever-shifting emotional attachments and highly moneyed setting could be mistaken at first glance as something from the pen of the ...

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French Without Tears – Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Paul Miller Reviewer: David Guest It is hard to understand why Terence Rattigan tried to play down the success of his first major offering, French Without Tears, fearing it would mark him as frivolous and lightweight. As Director Paul Miller seeks to prove in this Orange Tree co-production with the English Touring Theatre, Rattigan’s 1936 comedy ...

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Ross – Chichester Festival Theatre

Ross at Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Bill Avenell Sometimes you go to the theatre to see an actor at the top of his game; there is one playing Ross at Chichester at the moment. Sometimes you go to see a talented cast combining to produce an all-round team performance; there is just such an opportunity in Chichester’s production of ...

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