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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

‘Fails to be seriously entertaining’: THE WEATHERMAN – Park Theatre by John Chapman

“A meaningful play about a really important subject”. As I left the Park Theatre having watched Eugene O’Hare’s play The Weatherman, these were the sort of (overheard) comments I hea…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

‘Splendidly sharp & biting satire’: BREXIT – King’s Head Theatre by John Chapman

A revival of the play Brexit at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington is very much of the moment and stirs some classic sitcom memories.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

To be (onstage) or not to be (onstage) by John Chapman

Last night I found myself both onstage and in the audience at the same time – neat trick if you can do it and I have done… on more than one occasion.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

‘It was just the most magical experience of reading a play’: Director Rob Ellis fills in the background on new play Cuttings at the Hope Theatre by John Chapman

Rob Ellis directs Ollie George Clark’s new play called Cuttings at London’s Hope Theatre which examines the hitherto unexplored backstage world of theatrical PR – a world that has beco…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

A play about the writing & staging of a play has always been part of a popular genre by John Chapman

Inevitably writers will gravitate to the world they most often inhabit and about which they can speak with a degree of authority whether that be professionally, publically or privately.

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