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Review: A Taste of Honey (Lyttleton Theatre)

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Although it’s hailed as a landmark in gritty Northern kitchen sink drama, we’re claiming A Taste of Honey for London because 19-year-old Mancunian Shelagh Delaney chose to send her first ever script to the redoubtable Joan Littlewood at Theatre Royal Stratford East. It was Littlewood’s visionary 1958 staging that ensured an immediate West End transfer, […]

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Review: A Taste of Honey (Lyttleton Theatre)

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Although it’s hailed as a landmark in gritty Northern kitchen sink drama, we’re claiming A Taste of Honey for London because 19-year-old Mancunian Shelagh Delaney chose to send her first ever script to the redoubtable Joan Littlewood at Theatre Royal Stratford East. It was Littlewood’s visionary 1958 staging that ensured an immediate West End transfer, […]

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Review: Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre)

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One of the greatest pleasures of entertainment in London is that its theatres have the resources to bring to life a favoured book from your childhood. This accounts for multiple Alice in Wonderlands but since Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the genre has hit the big time. So it’s with a certain amount […]

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Review: Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre)

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One of the greatest pleasures of entertainment in London is that its theatres have the resources to bring to life a favoured book from your childhood. This accounts for multiple Alice in Wonderlands but since Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the genre has hit the big time. So it’s with a certain amount […]

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