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Event review: Theatre Workshop Coulsdon presents Dick Barton and the Slaves of the Sultan

Posted on August 15th, by Moira O'Donnell in Culture. No Comments

A woodland glade, a missing heiress and many a stiff upper lip

Armed with one flask of coffee, two Danish pastries, two folding chairs and five blankets, Sue Harling and I made our way from the car park of the Coulsdon Manor Hotel to the open-air set of Dick Barton and the Slaves of the Sultan, staged by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon. The weather had been variable over … Read More »

Event review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon, Wednesday 27th July to Saturday 6th August

Posted on August 2nd, by Rob Preston in Culture. No Comments

Rob Preston finds real magic in the woods of Coulsdon Manor

Theatre Workshop Coulsdon has been putting on annual outdoor productions for a fair few years now, and their A Comedy of Errors back in 2008 remains one of the funniest Shakespeare productions that I have witnessed. In this most special Shakespeare year, director Daniel Ireson gives us that all-time favourite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

It is … Read More »

Event review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Theatre Workshop Coulsdon, 29th July – 8th August

Posted on July 29th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

There was a star danced over Coulsdon Manor Hotel. Liz Sheppard-Jones followed it

“Oh, do we have to?” said my 13 year old as we headed off to Coulsdon. “It’ll all be ‘hath’ and ‘doth’ and ‘quoth’”.

Let’s save ourselves a lot of time here: yes, you do have to, and one day you’ll thank me. But I sympathise – Shakespeare in the classroom is forbidding. There’s the … Read More »