Corrie and Emmerdale star Roberta Kerr in
Blackmore Vale MagazineCorrie and Emmerdale star Roberta Kerr in Before the Party at Salisbury PlayhouseBlackmore Vale MagazineThe cast is led by Philip Bretherton, best known for television appearances including As Time Goes By alongside Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer, and Roberta Kerr, familiar from her roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale. They are joined by Sherry ...
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 11:41 pm
Review: Tony's Last Tape at Liverpool
Liverpool EchoReview: Tony's Last Tape at Liverpool EverymanLiverpool Echo... host the Labour Party Conference, with the announcement of the new leader on Saturday, the focus is on a divided party, with the establishment on one side, and members on the other - something Tony Benn knew all about. Philip Bretherton excels as ...
Posted on 22 September 2016 | 3:02 pm
The National Joke review – politics of
The National Joke review – politics of despair amid a Tory Twitter stormThe Guardian... left-leaning, state-of-the-nation analysis into his comedy. Guy Burgess, Catherine Lamb and Philip Bretherton in The National Joke. Let them stew … Guy Burgess, Catherine Lamb and Philip Bretherton in The National Joke. Photograph: Tony Bartholomew.
Posted on 16 June 2016 | 5:23 am
REVIEW: The National Joke, Stephen Joseph
Scarborough TodayREVIEW: The National Joke, Stephen Joseph Theatre, ScarboroughScarborough TodayPhilip Bretherton's odious local MP, an alcoholic relapsing into oblivion, hastens the end of his career by engaging in a beer-fuelled affray on a nearby beach. Given that his character is named Rupert, surely having his mobile phone sparring partner ...The National Joke review at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – 'immaculately acted'The StageThe National Joke – Stephen Joseph Theatre, ScarboroughThe Reviews Huball 3 news articles »
Posted on 13 June 2016 | 12:53 am
Photo Flash: Torben Betts's THE NATIONAL
Photo Flash: Torben Betts's THE NATIONAL JOKE Opens at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph TheatreBroadway WorldThe world premiere of the latest play from leading British playwright Torben Betts is in rehearsal at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. THE NATIONAL JOKE will open the theatre's Summer Festival on 8 June. The cast features Philip Bretherton, Guy ...
Posted on 8 June 2016 | 6:45 am
Iain Dale: Now here’s a thought. Let’s
My first show was on Monday, at the Pleasance, and was called Tony Benn’s last tape. It was a one man show, with Philip Bretherton playing Tony Benn in his twilight days, struggling to cope with the fact that he must now leave his fight to others.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 4:49 am
Edinburgh fringe theatre 2015 review –
I urge you to see it. Dialling down the intensity several notches was Tony’s Last Tape (Pleasance Forth), in which Philip Bretherton gives a touching portrayal of Tony Benn, rambling about his own funeral speech into tape recorders from beyond the grave.
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 9:36 pm
Fringe Preview: Bringing Tony Benn to life
‘Today he has decided to make his last tape...’ Written by Andy Barrett, actor Philip Bretherton plays the controversial figure, who died in March 2014, in the solo piece based on Benn’s famous political diaries. However, as he reveals, originally ...
Posted on 4 August 2015 | 8:19 pm
Stafford Festival Shakespeare: Bickering
A REAL-life couple are preparing to take to the stage to play one of Shakespeare's most iconic partnerships. Philip Bretherton and Sherry Baines are playing the famously witty Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at Stafford Castle this summer ...
Posted on 21 June 2015 | 5:08 am
Theatre Review: Tony’s Last Tape @
Andy Barrett’s craftily written script combined with Philip Bretherton’s precise acting made Tony’s Last Tape a great success. The original play sees an elderly Antony Neil Wedgwood ‘Tony’ Benn, the British Labour politician, having risen in the ...
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 6:00 pm