P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 20:10/11        3/3                      WILD OA BTHEALDWYCH This exuberant 18th century comedy by forgotten Irish playwright John O'Keefe was one of the Royal Shakespeare Company's most successful 1976 productions. If you didn't have the chance to see it then, you should certainly try to go this time. Jack Rover, the strolling player with a penchant for inappropriate quotes, is once again played by Alan Howard, with just the right touch of abandon. A fine performance too from Norman 2odway as the bluff naval officer whose speech consists of nautical metaphors. The production, by Clifford Williams, is enormously enjoyable.
P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 19:51/00      x||t  2/3            @          BEN at THE CRITDRION Martin Sherman's powerful drama, transferred from the Royal Court, is about thd persecution of minority groups and in particular the gay population i. Nazi Germany. The infamous decadence of Berlin, immortalised in Cabaret,is only briefly touched on before we are plunged intf the full horrors of Dac——t. It is there
P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 19:51/02 that Max (excellently played by Ian McKellan) detdrmines to ssrvive despite thd appalling mental tortures he is ssbbected to. Though not wiphout humNur this is at times an extremely harrowing play and absolutdly compelling theatre.
P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 20:10/00        2/3                      BENT at THE CRITERION Martin Sherman's powerful drama, transferred from the Royal Court, is about the persecution of minority groups - and in particular the gay population - in Nazi Germany. The infamous decadence of Berlin, immortalised in Cabaret,is only briefly touched on before we are plunged into the full horrors of Dachau. It is there that Max (excellently played by Ian McKellan) determines to survive despite the appalling mental tortures he is subjected to. Though not without humour this is at times an extremely harrowing play and absolutely compelling theatre.
P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 20:00/22 BENT at THE CRITERION Martin Sherman's powdrful drama, transferred from the C about the persecqtion of minoripy groups - and in particular the '—p popslation in Nazi Germany. The infamous decadence of Berlin, immortalised in Cabaret,is only briefly touched on before we are plunged into the full horrors of Dac——t. It is there that Max (excellently played by Ian McKellan) detfrminea to sqrvive despite the appalling mental tortures he is sqbjected to. Though not wiphout hphour this is at times an extremely harrowing play and absolutely compelling theatre.
P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 20:10/02        1/3            @          AN NY AND CLEOPATRA at THE ALDWYCH Originally at Stratford, Petdr Brook's prodqction has now transferred to The Aldwych in London. The production is now tightfr, swifter and the acpion mgpe clarified. The focus is the intimate relationship between Antony and Cleopatra rather than, as is oftDn thd case, the attendant 0oman and Egyptian paraphernalia. Always a joa tn vatch, Alan Howard gives a mastdrful performance as Antony
P177 CEEFAX 177 Fri 20 Jul 20:11/11        1/3                      ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at THE ALDWYCH Originally at Stratford, Peter Brook's production has now transferred to The Aldwych in London. The production is now tighter, swifter and the action more clarified. The focus is the intimate relationship between Antony and Cleopatra rather than, as is often the case, the attendant 2oman and Egyptian paraphernalia. Always a joy to watch, Alan Howard gives a mastfrful performance as Antony complimenting Glenda Jackson's very physical Cleopatra.