CHRIS HOWELL's Blog – October 2014 Archive (4)

In Time O’Strife National Theatre of Scotland Sherman Cymru, Cardiff 23 October 2014

There’s nae power on earth can crush the men

who can sing on a day like this.

Joe Corrie (1894–1968) was a poet, miner and playwright. 'The greatest Scots poet since Burns', according to T.S Eliot, and once described as a Welsh Scot, his poems were inspired by the mining communities of West Fife.…


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IN TIME O'STRIFE STRIKES A CHORD IN HUMAN EMOTIONS - review to follow that should be of interest to all those associated with theatrical art

In Time O'Strife is a well-constructed drama with evocative music and dance that strikes a chord in human emotions.…


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 Bedroom Farce, a significant play for both Alan Ayckbourn and the National Theatre, London, has been given new life by Black Rat Productions. Their revival of this well regarded comedy is currently on tour.

Not to be missed it is ridiculously funny and emotive.

Open those twitching curtains and read my review to have a peep into what goes on in the bedrooms maybe somewhere near you.

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BEDROOM FARCE Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl 3 October 2014


"People had said to me that I'd set plays everywhere but in the bedroom and I got to think about them and became fascinated by what people do in bedrooms - I don't mean all that ho, ho risqué stuff, but the curious pastimes people take up. Just asking round my friends produced people who played Scrabble, elaborate quiz games, read all night or even in…


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