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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A shaggy dog story needs a captivating storyteller if it’s not to founder, and “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum” is the shaggiest. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Calico’ by Michael Hastings

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In the moving and brilliantly acted new play “Calico” by Michael Hastings, James Joyce’s daughter Lucia (Romola Garai, pictured above) falls in love with Samuel Beckett. She is caught, therefore, between a father who uses words too … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kenneth Branagh in David Mamet’s ‘Edmond’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – After a decade’s absence from the London stage, Kenneth Branagh could not have chosen a better showcase for his prodigious talents than David Mamet’s pugnacious little play “Edmond”. As the title character in Mamet’s allegory, … Continue reading

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