Jun 18, 2019 Rita
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  REVIEW: Educating Rita, Salisbury Playhouse Two worlds collide from the start in Willy Russell’s timeless two-hander Educating Rita when gobby Liverpudlian hairdresser Susan (now calling herself Rita) arrives for her first Open University tutorial. Her tutor is Frank, jaded professor, failed poet and successful alcoholic, whose cache of whisky is concealed behind the works of […]

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May 01, 2019 Remains
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  Review The Remains of the Day, Salisbury Playhouse Helena Gomm applauds a moving exploration of what might have been. The Remains of the Day, adapted for the stage by Barney Norris from Kazuo Ishiguro’s prize–winning novel is that rare thing, a story where what is not said is as important as what is, if not […]

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  Review Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare  Salisbury Playhouse In Northern Broadsides production of Much Ado About Nothing, the wartime setting is so well evoked by the opening rendition of ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else but Me’, as a group of Land Girls and farmworkers harvest apples in a […]

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Mar 02, 2019 Mirror
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  REVIEW: The Mirror Crack’d, Salisbury Playhouse By Helena Gomm Images: Helen Murray The problem with Agatha Christie is that her books have been adapted so many times for film and television that it is very hard not to know whodunnit right from the start – and not knowing is really the point. So it was […]

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Sep 13, 2018 Duet For One
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  Review: Duet For One, Salisbury Playhouse How do you go on living when the thing that gave your life most meaning is suddenly ripped away from you? This is the dilemma facing Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang), a hugely successful violinist whose diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has robbed her not only of her career and […]

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Jun 06, 2018 Love on the Links
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  REVIEW: Love on the Links, Salisbury Playhouse “A joy to watch” – Helena Gomm sees Salisbury’s latest production score a hole in one. Love on the Links is a new play, devised by Jon Glover and Edward Taylor and based on the golfing books of P G Wodehouse – and what fun it is! […]

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Apr 05, 2018 Gallowglass
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  REVIEW: Gallowglass, Salisbury Playhouse Helena Gomm enjoys the creepiness of an engaging psychological drama When Ruth Rendell started writing under the name Barbara Vine, it was partly to allow herself to move away from the cosiness of the Inspector Wexford crime novels into something rather more edgy and less formulaic. Thus it is that […]

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Jan 26, 2018 A Passage to India
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  REVIEW: A Passage to India, Salisbury Playhouse Helena Gomm finds relevance for the present in echoes of the past. (Images: Idil Sukan) Simon Dormandy’s engaging play opens with the chanting of lines from Walt Whitman’s poem ‘Passage to India’, a hymn of praise to the technological progress which Whitman saw as a means of […]

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Dec 16, 2017 Jack and the Beanstalk
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  REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk Salisbury Playhouse. By Kevin Gover I’m sitting in the auditorium of the Salisbury Playhouse and my face is hurting. Aching. Tears are running down my face. And it’s just the interval. What on earth is going on? I have never laughed out loud so much during a pantomime before […]

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Sep 15, 2017 Sherlock Holmes
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  REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Cobbles – Salisbury Playhouse, Salberg Studio Elementary – what a hoot, Watson! (says David Cradduck) ‘The greatest detective who never lived’. So our best known consulting detective, the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes, is described in the programme of this latest  reworking of an old theme. Toby Hulse has written […]

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