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Best of the Blogs: All My Sons, Rosmersholm, Man Of La Mancha, This Is My Family & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky by Lisa MartlandLeave a Comment

As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019), ranging from Johnny Fox’s nostalgic return to see All My Sons and Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on the much-anticipated Rosmersholm starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell.

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‘It’s definitely entertaining’: NIGEL SLATER’S TOAST – The Other Palace ★★★★

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“You put the grill on high, and the bread under it. Turn it over half-way through. And then you take it out and scrape it.” That extract from my eight-year-old school essay could just as easily have come from the book and script of Toast, a delightful and fond depiction of food writer Nigel Slater’s formative years.

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‘Dystopian or dysfunctional?’: A MIDNIGHT VISIT – Perth Fringe World Festival

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Trouble is, engagement needs a theme, and while A Midnight Visit is entirely Poe-faced with references to Edgar Allan’s works, you’d need more than a passing familiarity with both Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum to make sense of the staged scenes or the extracts shouted at you by the acting madmen.