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Jane Eyre – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

 Writer: Charlotte Bronte Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Hannah Stamp This stage production of Charlotte Bronte’s beloved novel Jane Eyre encompasses all the visual passion the classic piece of literature cries out for. Set free from the constraints of ink on a page, it is as heartfelt and steady as the spirit of Jane herself. Nadia Clifford guides us through the ...

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Kate Dimbleby presents Songbirds – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Kate Dimbleby Director: Katy Carmichael Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller Cabaret singer Kate Dimbleby is on a quest to find her voice. After many years making work about other people’s stories and voices, Songbirds is a pared-back solo show exploring Dimbleby’s own story, using (mainly) the power of her own voice. With a loop pedal, microphone and visual projections, Dimbleby ...

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The Green House / Profundis – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Choreographers: Caroline Finn & Roy Assaf Reviewer: Jacqui Onions National Dance Company Wales present their latest works in a double bill from two choreographers; The Green House by NDCW’s artistic director, Caroline Finn, and Profundis by Roy Assaf. The evening begins with Profundis and a simple black box stage with a grey dance floor. The audience is treated to a ...

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The Devil Speaks True – The Lighthouse, Poole

Director: Joel Scott Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Drifting in the darkness, somewhere between fringe theatre and a cinematic experience, floats this sensory stunner, The Devil Speaks True. Interweaving Shakespeare’s famous tale of Macbeth with modern verbatim recordings, Goat and Monkey use wireless headphones, binaural sound design and video projections to immerse its audience in a world of conflict and its often ...

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Tortoise V Hare – Spike Island Café, Bristol

Reviewer: Tim Wright Living Spit duo Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin are back with their unique blend of comedy, music and rhyme. This time they’re re-telling the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. However, for this version we’re in Wrington running club. The club star - the brash, book deal wielding bully Barry Hare - is challenged to a ...

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The Commitments – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s always difficult bringing a well-loved film to the theatre, and BAFTA-winning Roddy Doyle’s 1991 cult classic The Commitments is no exception. That Doyle himself adapted his 1987 novel for the stage bodes well, and for those uninitiated in the glory of the movie it may do well, but so ...

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The Winters Tale – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Kris Hallett Cheek by Jowl's The Winters Tale is an interesting curate's egg of a production. For four fifths of its running time it is the richest work you will see anywhere, an ensemble whose depth of acting and richness in characterisation can be placed in the upper echelons of any acting troupe ...

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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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