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‘Profoundly moving & tragic semi-autobiographical play’: IN PRAISE OF LOVE – Bath ★★★★

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Anne CoxLeave a Comment

Terence Rattigan was understandably consumed with thoughts of love and death – and the right way to die – when he wrote his last great play, In Praise Of Love. Dying himself from leukaemia – after an earlier false diagnosis – the writer poured his feelings into this profoundly moving and tragic semi-autobiographical play.

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NEWS: Elizabeth McGovern Robert Lindsay, Amanda Abbington & Tara Fitzgerald line up for Bath Theatre Royal’s summer season

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Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath, has announced the theatre’s full 2018 summer season programme. Some of the country’s most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre’s historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio.

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Mind the Advent: 24 days celebrating a year’s theatregoing > #theatre2017 #YearInReview

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Reviews by Debbie GilpinLeave a Comment

You know what time of year it is – so I’ve just been through my annual Mind the Advent countdown! As I’ve seen a personal best number of different shows this year, the sheer volume of actors (and performances) have really been stacking up and making my life difficult – in terms of summing up my favourites of the year, that is. So here is a bit of a sneak preview of what’s to come in my highlight posts…

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THE SECRET THEATRE – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Set in the 1580s, the play shows how Walsingham’s defense of Elizabeth from Catholic plots and assassination attempts results in hunting down the Jesuit missionary Robert Southwell, the revelation of the Babington plot and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, followed by the death of Sir Philip Sidney (Walsingham’s son-in-law) and the repulsion of the Spanish Armada.

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MACBETH – Shakespeare’s Globe

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Like most of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Macbeth works best when viewed on the strength of the relationships between its characters. Sure the blood and guts murders are ways to get bum on seats but even with a literal thunderstorm overhead foreshadowing the tumultuous effects of Macbeth’s actions it all boils down to a marriage made strong by the pursuit of power.

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NEWS: Meow Meow, Ray Fearon & Tara Fitzgerald star in Rice’s first Globe season

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for Emma Rice’s inaugural season as Artistic Director. Singing sensation and performance artist Meow Meow will play Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from 30 April. From 18 June, Tara Fitzgerald will play Lady Macbeth, opposite Ray Fearon in the eponymous role.

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NEWS: Tara Fitzgerald stars in Victorian thriller Gaslight in Northampton

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Tara Fitzgerald is to star in Royal & Derngate’s production of Patrick Hamilton’s classic Victorian thriller Gaslight, which plays on Northampton’s Royal stage from Friday 16 October 2015, with a national press night on Tuesday 20 October. As the ghostly living room gaslight flickers and the floorboards creak around her, Bella Manningham becomes convinced that she is losing her mind, …