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Theatre 2008 Archives - Page 3 of 10 - One4Review

East Side Story

August 8, 2008 |

Then NewVic Ensemble are a theatre group of 14 youngsters from East London who have adapted the Bernstein / Sondheim classic Westside story for today and for the kids in the East End. The essence of the story is … Read More

More Lives Than One – ……..

August 8, 2008 |

Leslie Clack gives an immense and mesmeric performance in his solo play. He recounts the critical events in the life of Oscar Wilde leading up to his death in Paris, forgotten by many and in poverty. He brings out … Read More

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

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

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

Confessions & Obsessions of a Thirtysomething Divorcee

August 8, 2008 |

This one woman play written and performed by Melanie Sherwood is the story of a thirty something divorcee on the morning of an ex’s wedding to which she is invited. Xara Fox is the character and we first meet … Read More

Kidnapped:  When Kilts Were Banned

August 8, 2008 |

Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel is an entertaining, if somewhat speedy, romp through one of Scotland’s great fictional stories. Actors Duncan R Edwards as David Balfour and Gavin Paul as Alan Breck Stewart take on the … Read More

ABFCAP: The Life and Times of Ian Dury

August 8, 2008 |

This play lifts the lid on aspects of the life of Ian Dury whose songs, with their driving beat and clever lyrics, sound just as powerful as they did when they were first released more than two decades ago. … Read More

Ecstasy

August 8, 2008 |

This play based on the best selling book by Irvine Welsh is stages by Easy Tiger Productions for the first week and a half of the Fringe this year. As in other Welsh books the drug and club culture … Read More