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October 16, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
And now, ladies and gentleman, direct from England, the theatrical bad boy of Hull, John Godber, impresario of the Hull Truck Theatre Company and a man who doesn't mind speaking the unvarnished truth. Here to direct Alan Plater's "Sweet Sorrow," opening Wednesday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, as part of the Orange County Festival of Britain, Godber volunteered three reasons for his participation in the combination arts festival and retail promotion: "One, we were invited.
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October 16, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
And now, ladies and gentleman, direct from England, the theatrical bad boy of Hull, John Godber, impresario of the Hull Truck Theatre Company and a man who doesn't mind speaking the unvarnished truth. Here to direct Alan Plater's "Sweet Sorrow," opening Wednesday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, as part of the Orange County Festival of Britain, Godber volunteered three reasons for his participation in the combination arts festival and retail promotion: "One, we were invited.
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October 23, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
The Hull Truck Theatre Company, a visiting British ensemble, was forced to cancel Alan Plater's "Sweet Sorrow" in mid-performance during a Saturday matinee at the Irvine Barclay when one of the actors became ill. During the play's second act, Jeffrey Robert indicated to the audience that he could not continue performing and left the stage, according to Barclay President Douglas Rankin.
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October 14, 1990
The Festival of Britain, a combination arts festival and retail promotion, will offer a range of art exhibitions, theater and music events. Highlights include: Today through Oct. 31, Jewel Court, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa: "British Design 1790-1990": An exhibition of art and design objects from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Free admission. Today through Nov. 3, Gem Theatre, Garden Grove: Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." Today through Jan.
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October 19, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alan Plater's "Sweet Sorrow," a fond salute to the late British poet Philip Larkin at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, unfolds with the stately pace of an ocean liner being winched through the Panama Canal. It moves inevitably toward the sea, and you are either fascinated by its slow passage or you find yourself measuring the inexorable march, inch by inch. In this case, about midway through the first act, my fascination was overwhelmed by a distinct lack of dramatic tension.
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November 22, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS
Competition has been exceptionally stiff for this year's Turkey Awards, which are bestowed upon those individuals and institutions in Orange County whose actions have made us ponder where it was we left that chopping block. . . . The contenders have been many, from city officials who insist that arts groups stick to material that offends no one, to radio station deejays who try to increase their ratings by insulting recent immigrants. But enough preliminaries: Let the Turkeys begin!
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