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Trial by laughter comes to Richmond on February 18 Read more

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Mary Wallace Theatre: 27 Oct - 3 Nov2018, 7.45 pm Read more

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4 STARS: Ben Brown’s modest play at the Mary Wallace pleasingly evokes that most modest of poets and his era through three decades of his life and loves Read more

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Christopher Logan, Remus Brooks, Tim Delap in Losing Venice

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3 STARS, Sep 7 - Oct 20. Bizarre costumes, constant chatter and a succession of peculiar scenes. Simon Collins struggles to make sense of Orange Tree’s Losing Venice Read more

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5 STARS, July 17-21. The latest production of “The Dream” by Richmond Shakespeare Society in the Fountain Gardens at York House begins like a clanking rusty engine but ends as a triumph for community theatre, says Simon Collins Read more

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JOHAN PERSSON

3 STARS, October 2 – December 2. This version of the George and Dragon myth is a diverting paddle in the lukewarm shallows of a parallel universe, says Simon Collins Read more

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4 STARS, October 23 – January 6. Ink is a tabloid show evoking the birth of The Sun, Britain’s best selling paper, during the zany pop culture of the 1960's Read more

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Elizabeth McCafferty / Flossie Hyde

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4 STARS, October 17 – December 6. The National Youth Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde at the Ambassadors Theatre is a strange case of rumbustious inspiration rather than adaptation Read more

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4 STARS. Henry Naylor’s new play, the Angel of Kobane, exemplifies the view that theatre should be a means of understanding the world beyond the news headlines, says Simon Collins Read more

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5 STARS, June 20 – July 23. Simon Collins is left in stitches from an uproarious performance of wordless comedy by America's Got Talent finalist, Tapeface Read more

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