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Eliza and the Wild Swans – The Bike Shed, Exeter

Director: Fiona Mikel Reviewer: Marina Spark The Bike Shed Theatre and the Wardrobe Ensemble have joined forces this year to create the family friendly, imaginative, festive adventure that is Eliza and the Wild Swans. Set in a laundrette the tale follows meek, mild Eliza, who diligently helps out with the tasks assigned to her at work. In a whirlwind the ...

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Sleeping Beauties – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Robert Alan Evans Director: Roisin McBrinn Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A modern retake on a classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauties is this year’s Christmas offering by Sherman Theatre. Rachel Canning’s imaginative sets, at times darkly brooding, at others glittering and sparkling, create the magic that is the essential ingredient at this time of a year for what is propounded to ...

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Hofesh Shechter’s Sun – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Choreography &Music: Hofesh Shechter Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Hofesh Shechter’s Sun opens with the voice of Hofesh Shechter himself booming from the darkness of an opening blackout. Shechter engages the audience in a conversational manner, explaining that before the show begins he thought it would be a good idea to show part of the end of the production so the audience ...

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Barbershopera: El Matador – A Close Christmas Shave – The Drum, Plymouth

Writer: Tom Sadler &Rob Castell Director: Sarah Tipple Reviewer: Marina Spark Back for the fourth year running at The Drum theatre, Plymouth, award winning Barbershopera deliver yet another festive feast for the eyes and ears. This year's offering is entitled El Matador - A Close Christmas Shave and is the perfect antidote to a bitterly cold winter's night. The story ...

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