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REVIEW: The Dresser @ Theatre Royal

September 29, 2021

Clary can make us laugh, and did so, with the right amount of wit, throw away and melancholic observations, the audience adored him. This part calls for some bitter spitting viciousness and here there was no mean, just sweetness curdled, no claw or nail, just bitterness and empty threat. A camp miserable bark with no bite.

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REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert @ Theatre Royal

December 19, 2019

What a perfect festive show for Brighton this is, it’s a furiously feel-good show, packed with superb performances and quality costumes and is high octane fun, no sequined was spared in the pursuit of musical glory.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Glengarry Glen Ross @The Theatre Royal

April 23, 2019

David Mamet’s modern classic is a bleakly funny look at the world of men. It centres on a group of salesman as they do anything it takes to close the deal by getting their clients – though ‘victims’ might be a better word – to buy sections of real estate. They lie, flatter and cajole and believe this is the way business should be conducted.

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REVIEW: Iolanthe @Theatre Royal

Brian Butler June 20, 2018

Sasha Regan’s all-male version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 140 year old comic opera about fairies and a wayward stupid House of Lords has a terrific, funny, energetic and touching style. A group of what look like posh schoolboys come through the auditorium with flashlights and happen upon a derelict building complete with its magic wardrobe.

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