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NEWS: Richard Bean premieres snooker play in new Sheffield season

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Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Daniel Evans, today announces the company’s most ambitious season to date, including the premiere of new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris and Richard Bean’s new comedy thriller set in the world of snooker, staged just before the annual World Snooker Championships at the Crucible in April

Closing Review: THE MENTALISTS – West End

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Sometimes it’s nice to see a play near the end of its run.  I’m quite a Richard Bean fan and thought Great Britain, particularly after Lucy Punch supplanted Billie Piper, was sharp and savagely funny and also believe that with its longevity and ability to survive multiple cast and venue changes that One Man Two Guvnors has […]

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My theatre diary: ‘Tis Pity, Made in Dagenham, East Is East and Neville’s Island

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I’m playing catch-up. Here are four shows I caught before my turkey-filled escape to the States last week for Thanksgiving. All of which serve up entertaining evenings in the theatre. As usual, I’ve listed them in closing date order. Don’t delay with the first in particular, as it finishes its limited season in a week. […]

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My theatre diary: King Charles III, True West, Toast, Eye of a Needle and Breeders

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Knowing that my theatregoing – and overall mental and emotional bandwidth – would be going into tailspin this week, I packed in as many shows as I could over the past fortnight. Amongst them, the five notable plays below. As usual, I’ve listed them in closing date order. Don’t delay with the first two in […]

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Hacked off: Bean and Hytner put the Great back into Britain with political satire

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The News of the World phone hacking trial may have ended yesterday, but the drama continues at the National Theatre where, less than 24 hours after the end of the eight-month trial at the Old Bailey, outgoing artistic director Nicholas Hytner this morning finally confirmed rumours that Richard Bean has indeed been working on a […]