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Theatre 2007 Archives - One4Review

Arnold Wesker’s The Mistress

August 8, 2007 |

Anyone reading my reviews knows I admire those performers who can carry a show on their own shoulders. You will also be aware of my admiration for director and performer Guy Masterson. Once again there are numerous shows under … Read More

CHAPLIN

August 8, 2007 |

We meet the old Charlie in the early hours of what will be his last day on earth. We spend time with him and his alter ego Charlie Chaplin. They both take us through a potted history of their … Read More

A Dependable Marriage

August 8, 2007 |

NUTS hail from Newcastle University and for years have been bringing good quality entertainment to the Fringe. Their offering this year is the  Caroline Wood written A Dependable Marriage. Alice, Margaret Clunie, has discovered that her sister Lucy’s, Edwina … Read More

40 Feathered Winks

August 8, 2007 |

The title of this play might suggest a quiet, peaceful representation of time spent in bed. It is quite the reverse. It makes huge physical demands on the five young performers, three female and two male. The play for … Read More

Land on my Tongue

August 8, 2007 |

Contradictions abound in this comedy of the absurd, written and directed by Hugh Jordan. There is the girl (Helen Plummer) who is fishing in a pond with no fish and who is much older than she looks; there is … Read More

Night Time

August 8, 2007 |

Night Time is the work of Scottish based Croatian-born writer Selma Dimitrijevic. Holding the whole piece together is the splendid Kananu Kirimi as Christina, a married woman in her thirties. Ms Kirimi is ably supported by John Kazek as … Read More

Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles

August 8, 2007 |

In looks, manner and voice Christian McKay is a convincing Orson Welles, but it is his superb one man performance which brings Welles to life – his acerbic wit and his driven nature to succeed artistically in his own … Read More

Truckstop

August 8, 2007 |

This modern tragedy, translated by Rina Vergano from it’s original Dutch was written by Lot Vekermans and was first performed in the UK earlier this year, is one of my favourite pieces of theatre I’ve seen this year. Set … Read More

The Atheist 

August 8, 2007 |

Ronan Noone’s one man play set in Mid-West America is a morality play for modern times. Those who ruthlessly seek fame at all costs may find themselves in a situation out with their control with disastrous consequences. David Sullivan … Read More

Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup

August 8, 2007 |

From the title of this show I was half-expecting a sugary-sweet, twee production which would concentrate on the life-affirming.  I wasn’t too reassured when the opening number was ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’.  However, as the … Read More