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Portsmouth Theatre threatened with closure after NatWest's 'utter incompetence'

When a Portsmouth theatre had its bank accounts accidentally shut down by NatWest in January, the management wrote it off to bad luck and looked forward to getting back to business without too much fuss. 

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Kevin Spacey will play pioneering American lawyer Clarence Darrow

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