THEATRE REVIEW: The Seagull starring Lesley Sharp, Brian Vernel & Adelayo Adedayo

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

WHEN: 7/10, press night 11/10, runs until 4/11

Simon Stephens, who adapted this Chekhov classic, is an Artistic Associate at this venue and won an Olivier Award for his work on The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

  • Read on for reasons including why Adelayo Adedayo is a name to watch out for in the future

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THEATRE REVIEW: A Woman Of No Importance starring Anne Reid, Eve Best & Eleanor Bron

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE: Vaudeville Theatre

WHEN: 6/10, press night 16/10, runs until 30/12

It was the casting of Eve Best which we were most excited by going into this show but it was the scene-stealing between act songs performed by Anne Reid (pictured above) which we came away from it talking about.

  • Read on for reasons including which director was in the bar at the interval

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THEATRE REVIEW: King Lear starring Ian McKellen

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre

WHEN: 23/9, press night 29/9, booking to 28/10

This is the third King Lear we’ve seen in recent years and is actually McKellen’s second stab at the role, describing it in the programme as ‘unfinished business’.

  • Read on for reasons including which Oscar winner was in the audience for this 2nd preview

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