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‘Gentle, life-affirming production’: Around The World In 80 Days – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (Online review)

In Online shows, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Regional theatre, Reviews by John ChapmanLeave a Comment

Around The World In 80 Days is best known for the iconic 1956 David Niven film rather than the original novel by the prolific French writer Jules Verne; this version seeks to restore the original storyline to the centre of the narrative but does so with one playful eye on the theatrical possibilities where much is left to the audience’s imagination.

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It’s a Wonderful Life – coming to a stage near you – isn’t just for Christmas

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

Frank Capra’s 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart as everyman George Bailey, is probably my favourite film of all time. It’s certainly the one I’ve seen more times than any other. Quite frankly, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it. Definitely once – or sometimes twice, thrice or more – every Christmas. [Bear with me, this does have a theatrical link so keep reading…]