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FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS – Orange Tree Theatre

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Over the past quarter century the reputation of toff playwright Terence Rattigan has been restored, mainly by strong stagings of his classic dramas, such as Deep Blue Sea. But his first smash hit, French Without Tears, has been the unicorn of his output — often talked about, often mentioned, often remembered, but never actually seen. Now Paul Miller, the ever-enterprising artistic director of the Orange Tree, has brought this unicorn into public view, allowing audiences to enjoy a joyful sighting of a rare beast.

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BOEING BOEING – Oldham Coliseum

In Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

We’re in Paris and it’s the swinging sixties and Bernard, a bachelor and highly successful Parisian architect, is flying by the tail wind of the Jet Age. With three fiancées, who are all air hostesses for different airlines and flying on different routes, he has managed to ensure that only one of the women is ‘at home’ in Paris at any one time. However, with the dawn of newer planes and faster aircraft, Bernard’s carefully timetabled system is put under severe pressure.

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Review: The Duck House (Vaudeville Theatre)

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There’s a moment near the beginning of The Duck House when you think it could be a scalpel-sharp satire on the political system: Ben Miller delivers a monologue to the fourth wall where he’s in his stand-up element and the glancing blows at politicians caught with their pants down, snouts in the trough or hands in the till are […]

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Review: The Duck House (Vaudeville Theatre)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

There’s a moment near the beginning of The Duck House when you think it could be a scalpel-sharp satire on the political system: Ben Miller delivers a monologue to the fourth wall where he’s in his stand-up element and the glancing blows at politicians caught with their pants down, snouts in the trough or hands in the till are […]

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