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19th Aug, 2022

Second Thoughts return with some musings on the Bard

Editorial Correspondent 18th Aug, 2021 Updated: 18th Aug, 2021

SECOND Thoughts return to the stage 18 months after the company’s last public performance.

They present The Shakespeare Revue at Stratford Play House on August 28 and 29.

The Shakespeare Revue is described as an entertaining collection of witty music and skits about the Bard, some comic, some thought-provoking and some moving.

Devised for, and first performed by, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show is collection of music and skits about the Bard. It includes songs and sketches by Alan Bennett, Noël Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Fry and Laurie, Monty Python, Victoria Wood, Dillie Keane and more.

“We have chosen this show to celebrate the re-opening of theatres – it is entertaining, light-hearted and witty and celebrates theatre” said director Amanda Laidler. “It seems fitting for a Stratford company to re-open with a play by the town’s most famous writer.”

Christopher Luscombe and Malcom McKee’s The Shakespeare Revue was first staged the RSC in Stratford in 1994, later transferring to the West End.

Andrew Holtom is the Musical Director and accompanist and the company comprises Vanessa Gravestock, Gill Hines, Tracy Humphries, Georgie Wood, Pranav Agnihotri, Tim Raistrick and Graham Tyrer.

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