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THEATRE REVIEW: David Eldridge’s ‘The Knot of the Heart’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – An engrossing story of middle-class drug addiction with a committed performance by Lisa Dillon, David Eldridge’s new play The Knot of the Heart suffers from being too middle class for its own good. Dillon plays … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Georges Feydeau’s ‘A Flea In Her Ear’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The best way to perform farce is to be perfectly serious and in the Old Vic’s revival of the Georges Feydeau French classic “A Flea In Her Ear”, Tom Hollander plays two roles with such … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Noel Coward’s ‘Design for Living’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Noel Coward’s provocative play “Design for Living” caused more than a few corks to pop when it debuted in 1933 on Broadway with a recipe for happiness defined by a hedonistic menage-a-trois. The new Old … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins in ‘Cranford’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – As pretty as an English village green in summer and as bracing as a winter’s meadow brook, the BBC-TV’s new five-part period drama “Cranford”, which starts on Sunday, is an instant classic. Starring some of … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Noel Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Noel Coward’s brittle and pathetic self-portrait of the matinee idol as the center of the universe is preserved more or less under glass in the National Theatre’s glossy new production. The play is set in … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Period of Adjustment’ by Tennessee Williams

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Period of Adjustment” was a rare stab at comedy by Tennessee Williams but whatever humor there might be in the dialog is lost in the Almeida’s current revival, which depends on exaggerated Southern accents for … Continue reading

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