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TV REVIEW: Dickens’s ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Far from chestnuts roasting and choristers singing, Charles Dickens’ “The Old Curiosity Shop” is a curiously bleak tale for Christmas. Famous for the death scene of a most sympathetic character, it’s a sorrowful story of … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Chichester Festival’s ‘Nicholas Nickleby’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – David Edgar has trimmed his nine-hour 1982 Tony-winning play based on Charles Dickens’ “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” to two easily digested parts, but they should please audiences just as much. Revived for … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tommy Steele in ‘Scrooge’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tommy Steele was Britain’s first rock and roll star in the 1950s and while his music was more pop than rock he claimed a lifelong place in the affections of British fans that makes his … Continue reading

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