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NEWS: Judy Kuhn will play Golde in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s Fiddler on the Roof as full cast announced

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The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced principal company for its major revival of Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel).

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NEWS: Sir Peter Hall dies aged 86, National Theatre directors pay tribute

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Sir Peter Hall, the founding director of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Rose Theatre, Kingston and the second director of the National Theatre, passed away yesterday (11 September 2017) at the age of 86. Four other NT artistic directors lead the tributes.

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NEWS: Oliver Cotton & Jemma Redgrave star in Duet for One revival on tour

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Following the premiere of his own play Dessert, which premieres this month at London’s Southwark Playhouse directed by Trevor Nunn, Oliver Cotton returns to tread the boards himself, starring opposite Jemma Redgrave in a new touring production of Tom Kempinski’s award-winning two-hander DUET FOR ONE.

NEWS: Oliver Cotton & Jemma Redgrave star in Duet for One revival on tour

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Following the premiere of his own play Dessert, which premieres this month at London’s Southwark Playhouse directed by Trevor Nunn, Oliver Cotton returns to tread the boards himself, starring opposite Jemma Redgrave in a new touring production of Tom Kempinski’s award-winning two-hander DUET FOR ONE.

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LETTICE & LOVAGE – Menier Chocolate Factory

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So why doesn’t the current production of Lettice and Lovage at the Menier Chocolate Factory push my buttons? I fear it suffers from Forty Years On Syndrome – a circumstance whereby even with what seems like dream casting of Richard Wilson as an irascible headmaster, Alan Bennett’s masterly first play comes up lifeless and irrelevant at Chichester.

LOVE IN IDLENESS – Menier Chocolate Factory

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The rehabilitation of playwright Terence Rattigan has surpassed even the stage when not only are his best plays regularly revived, but also his less good work now reaches a large audience. So last year his masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea was at the National Theatre, while the enterprising Kenneth Branagh revived Harlequinade for the West End in November 2015.

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LOVE IN IDLENESS – Menier Chocolate Factory

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

The rehabilitation of playwright Terence Rattigan has surpassed even the stage when not only are his best plays regularly revived, but also his less good work now reaches a large audience. So last year his masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea was at the National Theatre, while the enterprising Kenneth Branagh revived Harlequinade for the West End in November 2015.