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A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL & CONCERN – Finborough Theatre

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In 1975 Emmylou Harris might have walked all the way from Boulder to Birmingham but in 1842 a weedy, tweedy small-town teacher and small-time socialist named George Holyoake actually walked from Birmingham to Bristol to visit a friend imprisoned for publishing a journal criticising the establishment. He pauses in conservative Cheltenham to give a talk to the Chartists about migration and Poor Law reform – and because of one glancingly atheistic remark, is arrested and tried for blasphemy.

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Review: The Liz and Dick Show (Old Red Lion)

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Something doesn’t feel right about The Liz and Dick Show.  Although you welcome any snapshot of the backstage bickering, drunken brawling and love-hate relationship of Hollywood’s most famous pairing, this one’s set during rehearsals for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966, when Burton (42) and Taylor (31) had only met three years earlier on the […]

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Review: The Liz and Dick Show (Old Red Lion)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Something doesn’t feel right about The Liz and Dick Show.  Although you welcome any snapshot of the backstage bickering, drunken brawling and love-hate relationship of Hollywood’s most famous pairing, this one’s set during rehearsals for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966, when Burton (42) and Taylor (31) had only met three years earlier on the […]

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