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Rookery Nook – Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Writer: Ben Travers Director: Ian Forrest Reviewer: Hannah Piercy Ridiculous upper-class accents, servants’ Somerset dialect complete with inability to speak ‘proper’ English, and an offensive German rôle (“a foreigner?!”) are only the most superficial ways in which Rookery Nook is out-dated. However, a packed auditorium frequently bubbling with laughter goes to show this farce is not completely past its sell-by-date ...

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A Fox on the Fairway – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Ken Ludwig Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: Michael Gray This pacey, undemanding comedy sees rival country clubs resort to desperate measures to take home a coveted golfing trophy. American playwright Ken Ludwig’s last outing on this stage was Lend Me A Tenor, a fast-moving backstage comedy. A Fox on the Fairway, getting its UK première here, also harks back to ...

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Hysteria – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] It is fortunate that Terry Johnson is both an intellectual heavyweight and a brilliantly witty and assured theatrical craftsman. To take on the Sigmund Freud as he slowly dies of cancer of the mouth and present him as the major protagonist in a play that veers between farce and surrealism ...

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