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Hedda Tesman

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre ****
Runs 2hrs 30 mins with one interval

Review of perf seen Sept 5, 2019:

© Johan Persson, Haydn Gwynne as the unhappy, self-hating Hedda Tesman...

© Johan Persson, Haydn Gwynne as the unhappy, self-hating Hedda Tesman…

Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler – along with Nora Helmer – are two of the most haunting characters in the classical theatre repertoire.  Continue reading

First Light

Minerva Theatre, Chichester (*****)

© Manuel Harlan, Kelly Price (Agnes Ingham), Phil Davis (George Ingham) and the Company `going over the top'

© Manuel Harlan, Kelly Price (Agnes Ingham), Phil Davis (George Ingham) and the Company `going over the top’

They must have a Drill sergeant on permanent staff at Chichester this season. After much fine regimentation in their previous production, `Ross’, Mark Hayhurst’s revisitation of World War One in First Light again requires – and gets – some of the finest drill that wouldn’t look out of place on Horse Guards Parade. Continue reading

For Services Rendered

Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre

(****)

© Richard Hubert Smith

© Richard Hubert Smith

 

As if an addendum to all the WW1 remembrances of last year, Chichester Festival Theatre’s shrewd revival of W Somerset Maugham’s For Services Rendered not only adds a rider to those war years but sounds a remarkably apt note for our own times. Continue reading