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We Are Bronte – The Lighthouse, Poole

Devisers: Sarah Corbett & Angus Barr Director: Ed Rapley Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Although based on a recognised stimulus of the Bronte sisters, there is certainly nothing predictable about this highly entertaining devised fringe comedy. Encompassing genres of improvisation, stand-up, clown and physical theatre, this show is simply unlike anything else. Set in the rolling hills of Yorkshire, the devisers and performers ...

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Babe, The Sheep-Pig – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: David Wood Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Dick King-Smith’s classic tale of "the little pig with big dreams" springs to life in this colourful and hugely charming stage adaptation. When he arrives at Hogget’s farm, Babe the pig is motherless and unsure of his new surroundings. However, he is soon adopted by Fly, the motherly sheepdog, who needs ...

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Escape the Scaffold – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Titas Halder Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In the current political climate, Escape the Scaffold has the potential to be an important and thought-provoking piece of theatre. This new play by Titas Halder is a co-production between The Other Room, Mongrel Thumb and Theatre503 which premiered at Theatre503 in March 2017 before transferring to Cardiff. Taking the story ...

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All The Little Lights – The Drum, Plymouth

Writer: Jane Upton Director: Laura Ford Reviewer: Karen Bussell In 2014 Fifth Word commissioned Jane Upton to respond to the wave of high profile child exploitation court cases with a light and shade play exploring the human stories behind the headlines. Working with Derby-based charity Safe and Sound, Upton created All The Little Lights, an emotional rollercoaster ride through a ...

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The Mentor – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Daniel Kehlmann Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes The Ustinov Studio, under artistic director Laurence Boswell, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for unearthing significant international works to present to a British audience - and then attracting top-flight actors to appear in them. Productions like The Father, with Kenneth Cranham in the lead role, have transferred to ...

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Tartuffe- The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Moliere Adaptor: Andrew Hilton and Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Kris Hallett Its the end of an era here in Bristol with the news that Andrew Hilton will step down at the end of the season as artistic director at Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory. For nearly two decades he has put his venture on the map from small ...

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Love, Cardiff: City Road Stories – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer & Director: Andrew Sterry Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Love Cardiff: City Road Stories captures the community, diversity and culture of Cardiff found just a stone’s throw from the commercial city centre. City Road is arguably the heart of the Roath area of Cardiff; a long street of predominantly independent shops, restaurants and bars and a real melting pot of cultures ...

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Posthumous Works- Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Ivan Hansen, Katrina Bugaj, Hagen Findsen Director: Katrina Bugaj Reviewer: Kris Hallett Mike Tweddle's programming of the Tobacco Factory Theatre feels like it is beginning to come into effect with Posthumous Works. His background includes a strong focus on bringing international theatre to our shores and so here, we get, Danish company Out Of Balanz coming to Bristol for ...

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