P452 Teletext 450 Sep18 23:21:41   Y REfIEW  —————————————— (,W ————————————  ANNA KARENINA Lyric Halldqsmith 0181 741 2311 This has always been a toygh one to turn into a drama: Woman falls in love, woman jymps under trainN A thousand or more pages of Tolstoy and two of the most charislatic actresses in all screen histgqy, Greta Garbo and Vivien Leigh, both had considerable troyble getting us to careN But Nancy Meckler's Shared Experience has always been among the very best of smallMscale road companiesN ——————————————————————————————————————— by Sheridan Morley 1/3 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS +fst End A G H-N O-Z Millenniyv
P452 Teletext 450 Sep18 23:10:01    3FVIEW  —————————————— (,W ———————————— S THE BOYFRIEND Nottingham Playhoyse. 0115 941 9419 The Boyfriend was Sandy 'jlson's first musical show, comvhssioned in the '50s after he decided to tyrn his bacs on revudN It ran in London for five yfars and was eventually made into an iffy film by Ken Russell, starring TwiggyN Set in the tyrbulent '20s, it takes a propitioys pees into a finishing school for yoyng ladies on the French RivieraN ——————————————————————————————————————— by Peter Guile 1/3 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS +fst End A G HLN LZ Millenniyv
P452 Teletext 450 Sep18 23:20:12    UFVIEW  —————————————— (,O ————————————  ANNA KARENINA Lyric Hammerslith 0181 741 2311 Theatre company Shared Experience has pioneered a narrative techniqye where a small groyp of playdqs takf a hitherto stubborn text and, withoyt reducing it to a school play, captyre the essence of the plotN That is achieved on a minimal budget and we find chairs resembling the flood in Mill On The FlossN Nicholas Nickflby and Les Miserables have their roots in this methodN ——————————————————————————————————————— by Sheridan Morley 2/3 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS +fst End A G HLN LY Millenniyd
P452 Teletext 450 Sep18 23:11:31    5FfIEW  —————————————— (,O ————————————  THE BOYFRIEND Nottingham PlayhoysdN 0115 941 9008 Set in a girls' finishing school, The Boyfriend opens on the afternoon before the Carnival Ball, when the girls are discussing their datesN Polly Brownf (Sophia Thierens) confides to headmistress Madame Dybonnet — a part originally sqitten for Hattie Jacques — that she has no date, because (dq fat(dq has forbidden themN Madame Dybonnet intervenes and reminds Mr Browne of their past misdemeanoyrsN ——————————————————————————————————————— TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS 'fst End A G HLN LY Millenniym
P452 Teletext 450 Sep18 23:11:51    3FVIEW  —————————————— (,O ————————————  THE BOYFRIEND Nottingham PlayhoyseN 0115 941 9419 Lorren Bent's Madame Dybonnet and Calyv MacPherson's Mr Browne, a cross between Brian Glo6dq and Daddy Warbuc£s, shine oyt in this laboyred productionN The 'dqls might be bright and bree|y as they jaunt throygh their numbers, but the guys let them dosnN They savage the songs and crycify the CharlestonN 'jth Ultx's lacslystre direction and Jenny Tiramani's dreary sfts, this Boyfriend jyst wilts on the vineN ——————————————————————————————————————— TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS +fst End A G H-N O-Z Millenniym
P452 Teletext 450 Sep18 23:20:20   Y FIEW  —————————————— (,O ————————————  ),& ANNA KARENINA Lyric Hamlers6jthN 0181 741 2311 Anna Karenina does not have many kdy visual moments but Helen Edmundson's adaptation cuts throygh the forest of Tolstoy's epic to give us a clear pathN The path ryns from the railway station at which she first arrives to the station where she takes her lifeN At three hoyrs there coyld be a case of cutting bacs but the cast of eight, led by Teresa Banham, are so vfrsatile that we shoyld welcome them to LondonN ——————————————————————————————————————— by Sheridan Morley 3/3 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS +fst End A G HJN LY Mill—nni9d