Monthly Archives: October 2014

Arms and the Man

On the way to the theatre I wondered why we were going to see this play again? Surely two or three times was enough? On the way home after the play I remembered why we go to see the same … Continue reading

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Life, Death and the Blues

Is it a play or is it a concert? Does it matter? What it gives you is a blend of both, as Raoul Bhaneja explains how a privileged beige guy fell in love with the blues. The story form is … Continue reading

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The Philanderer

George Bernard Shaw had a lot of fun discussing the New Woman and marriage in this play. It all seems a bit dated now, but was undoubtedly scandalous at the time. As usual, a good cast kept things moving along. … Continue reading

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When we are married

Gathering to celebrate their twenty fifth anniversary, three couples find out they may not be legally married after all. Each person has to think about whether they wish to remain married, or whether this is the lucky break that will … Continue reading

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A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

Another tour de force performance by Deborah Hay as Dorothea, the romantic, seduced by false promises, many of which she has invented herself. Kate Hennig was the perfect foil as the plain but practical Brody, convinced that Dorothea should marry … Continue reading

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Cabaret

Fantastic! Dark, sombre, frightening, stirring, stunning – all works that this production brought to mind. Deborah Hay gave a fabulous performance as Sally Bowles, with Juan Chioran as the Emcee, Gray Powell as Cliff Bradshaw, Corinne Koslo as Fraulein Schneider … Continue reading

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The Charity That Began at Home

St John Hankin is definitely one of those playwrights that the Shaw Festival has rescued from obscurity and we must all be grateful that they did so. The Charity that Began at Home brings together the most awful collection of … Continue reading

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