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Year in Review: Matt Merritt’s performances of 2016

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2016 is nearly over and, despite not getting to see nearly as much theatre as we’d like at Sitting in the Cheap Seats, we’ve seen lots of performances that we will long remember. We couldn’t list all the people who have really impressed us over the past year but the folks below brought their characters to life with performances that made us laugh, cry and kept us thinking long after we left the theatre!

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THIS HOUSE – West End

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This House has taken on a life of its own since its first appearance at the National Theatre in 2012 in the Cottesloe Theatre. Transferred to the Olivier, then revived this year at Chichester, it now sits grandly in the West End, complete with on-stage seating, rock band, glowered over by the face of Big Ben.

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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