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‘An enthralling glimpse into America’s tawdry past’: 8 HOTELS – Chichester

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There are probably not many people left alive who remember the controversial coast to coast US tour of Othello from 1944. It was remarkable for two reasons. Singer and political firebrand, Paul ‘Ol’ Man River’ Robeson was playing the lead and, as a black man, he was sharing the stage with a white, Desdemona.

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‘I call it my Happy Lord of the Flies’: Wise Children’s Emma Rice talks about the inspiration for her Malory Towers musical

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The halcyon days of school and the opportunities it afforded her mother has led Wise Children artistic director Emma Rice to adapt Enid Blyton’s classic boarding school story, Malory Towers, into a stage musical. The show premieres this summer, opening at The Passenger Shed in Bristol, before touring.