Nell Gwynn: It’s big, it’s bright, it’s full of confidence

Nell Gwynn Loft theatre Leamington, July 11 to 21 Review by Nick LeMesurier If England’s defeat in the World cup is getting you down, I can think of no better pick-me-up than the Loft’s new production of Jessica Swale’s hit comedy, Nell Gwynn. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s full of confidence, just like its heroine. […]

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Nell Gwynn Review

Nell Gwynn Loft Theatre, Leamington, until July 21 Reviewer: Peter McGarry Just as the famous orange-seller wench weaved her way through Restoration theatre society to reach royal heights, so actress Rachel Adams sweeps all before her in this energetic Loft production. Hers is a performance to savour, delivered with a bawdy sense of mischief and […]

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BRONTE: a commanding and unforgettable theatrical accomplishment.

Bronte Review Loft Theatre, Leamington, until June 16 Reviewer: Peter McGarry Hiding under a cloak of invisibility, the Bronte sisters came to question why they felt their voices needed to be heard. The answer, as this extraordinary play suggests, was ‘to make life bearable’. Their life, at joyless Haworth on the Yorkshire Moors, was one […]

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Beautiful exploration of the Brontës’ genius on Leamington stage

REVIEW: Beautiful exploration of the Brontës’ genius on Leamington stage Nick Le Mesurier, Leamington Spa Courier Moving and powerful: It’s grim up north. On the moors above Haworth the Brontë family live out their lives. Day passes day, one much like another. The three sisters and their brother, survivors of a family that once consisted […]

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The acting couldn’t have been better, nor the tension racked higher

Review Nick Le Mesurier Leamington Courier reviews Foxfinder at the Loft Theatre, Leamington Foxfinder is not a play for children. We’re in a dystopian world, set in England “soon”, where a government has the country in a permanent state of alert. Factory workers have a life expectancy of three years, city folk get by on […]

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Foxfinder review: “A brilliant, unnerving distopian drama

Review Foxfinder Review, Leamington Observer Loft Theatre, Leamington, until May 12 Reviewer: Peter McGarry  Paranoia meets parable in this extraordinary play. The paranoia arises from frantic efforts by a futuristic government to stamp out food contamination across English farmlands. The parable is the devastating effects on society when authoritarian rule of this kind promotes mass […]

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