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‘Pretty much perfect version’: GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Touring ★★★★★

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While the fifth star or mouse is often supposed by tradition to belong only to life-changing innovation, in awarding it now I must make it clear that for me the fifth one is often more fitly represented by a heart. I loved the production. It will be a delight to Dickensians everywhere, and a means of conversion to others. Bravo.






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‘Exhausting & strangely invigorating’: LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT – West End ★★★★★

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Lesley Manville, whose wrenching, delicately controlled pain scorched through Richard Eyre’s unforgettable production of Ibsen’s Ghosts a while back, now shines in an extraordinary performance under the same director in A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.