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‘Brilliant theatre for its time’: TONY’S LAST TAPE – Omnibus Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Tony’s Last Tape arrives at Clapham’s Omnibus, four years after Andy Barrett’s perceptive work first played at the Nottingham Playhouse. A one-act monologue that lasts a little over an hour, Philip Bretherton plays an 87-year-old Tony Benn, surrounded by gadgets and looking back upon aspects of his life.

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Wonderfully powerful, Giles Croft’s heartfelt production of Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel makes a welcome return to the West End. Covering topics such as guilt, betrayal and redemption, The Kite Runner is a show that constantly tugs at the audience’s heartstrings while also providing them with an education about what it meant (and still does) to live in Afghanistan during conflict.

Articles, quotes, radio and film documentaries feeding my new Tony Benn obsession

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I knew embarrassingly little of Tony Benn before seeing Andy Barrett’s new play Tony’s Last Tape this past Sunday. (Read my separate blog on the production and interview with its star Philip Bretherton here.) But since Sunday, boy have I been making up for lost time. After leaving the Bridgehouse, I’ve devoured obituaries and other articles […]

Tony Benn’s message for this Thursday: ‘Vote!’

In Interviews, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

After success at Nottingham Playhouse, Tony’s Last Tape has transferred to south London’s new fringe theatre, the Bridgehouse in Penge SE20, for a three-week run in election month. I imagine that Labour Party faithful and others of a particular political persuasion have more pressing matters on their mind just at the moment. But I do […]