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Theatre 2008 Archives - One4Review

Be My Baby

August 8, 2008 |

Amanda Whittington’s play is part comedy but part sad drama. It is set in the early 1960’s in a home for unmarried teenagers in the final stages of pregnancy. In those days attitudes to single mothers were harsh and … Read More

Do You Want to Loose Weight

August 8, 2008 |

Ok this is one way to sell your "Diet" to the public. I was mislead into thinking it would be more than just a soft  sell about dietary advice and change of lifestyle. Elizabeth Roddick probably gets more money … Read More

Hiawatha

August 8, 2008 |

The Portsmouth Grammar School present their adaptation of ‘Hiawatha’. For most adults of a certain age some of the lines of the poem Hiawatha are still ingrained, whether they still teach it or not I was fascinated to see … Read More

Love for Sale

August 8, 2008 |

Maelstrom Theatre Company’s production of Love for Sale is a chilling drama lightened with flashes of humorous insights. It depicts the collision of two of the world’s oldest professions, prostitution and religion. This is reflected in the set design … Read More

Red Peppers

August 8, 2008 |

‘Keep it Fresh, Keep it Clean, Keep it Fragrant’ was the catch phrase of husband and wife, song and dance act Red Peppers. This little gem of a play written by Noel Coward is set at a time when … Read More

War of the Worlds

August 8, 2008 |

I have always admired Pip Utton it seems that every time he comes to the Fringe he has diversified, but to attempt to perform ‘The War of the Worlds’ in one hour. Not only that but Jeff Wayne’s musical … Read More

Black Stuff

August 8, 2008 |

Black Stuff is a well written comedy with a serious message. It begins in a light hearted way when honeymoon couple Justin (Jonathan Young who is also the Director) and Sophie (Laura Lloyd) run out of petrol on their … Read More

Dogs Barking

August 8, 2008 |

This play by Richard Zajdlic is set in the flat of former partners Neil, Fanos Xenofos and Alex, Lisa Sheerin a few months after they split up due to Neil’s infidelity with his ex-boss. The story continues to destroy … Read More

Histrionics

August 8, 2008 |

Histrionics is a new play written by James Butler who has been influenced by the innocent hero and unsuspected villain tradition of Commedia dell’arte. It is a comedy of treachery and murder set in London at the turn of … Read More

Loving Burns

August 8, 2008 |

Alicia Devine’s play is a successful snapshot of the life of Robert Burns through the words of the women with whom he came into contact. This production is a blend of comedy, monologues and song. Alicia Devine plays the … Read More