Home / Tag Archives: Terence Rattigan

Tag Archives: Terence Rattigan

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

The Deep Blue Sea – Lyttelton Theatre, London

Writer:Terence Rattigan Director: Carrie Cracknell Reviewer:Deborah Parry "When you're stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, you choose the sea,"says Hester Collyer when asked why she'd attempted to take her own life – which is how this play begins - with our protagonist sprawled out on the floor by the fireplace in her Ladbrook Grove flat, and her ...

Read More »

Kenny Morgan – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Poulton Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Since the centenary celebrations of Terence Rattigan’s birth in 2011 his plays have enjoyed something of a resurgence in London. Next week the latest of these opens at The National Theatre, The Deep Blue Sea, starring Helen McCrory, but Rattigan’s fiction was based on real life events, and in a perfectly timed opening ...

Read More »