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How My Light Is Spent – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

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Writer: Alan Harris Director: Liz Stevenson Reviewer: Jacqui Onions How My Light Is Spent is a quirky take on what is essentially a story of everyday lives and loves. Jimmy (Rhodri Meilir) and Kitty (Alexandra Riley) first cross paths when he calls the sex line that she works for. From there, we follow the downturns in their lives and their impact ...

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How My Light Is Spent – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

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Writer: Alan Harris Director: Liz Stevenson Reviewer: Jo Beggs Once a week Jimmy spends nine minutes on a premium-rate phone line to Kitty. As the minutes and his hard-earned cash tick away at £1.20 a minute, Kitty makes him just a bit feel less lonely. Alan Harris’s clever, poignant play reads like an epic poem, its urgent dialogue and scene-setting ...

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin In a town where “all roads lead to Tesco”, it’s inevitable that this is the setting for Valentine and Vicky’s first date and the starting point for this story. A quirky spin on the classic boy-meets-girl tale – boy meets girl and tries to convince her not to film a porno… ...

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Emma Boswell  Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough and Sherman Theatre join forces to bring Alan Harris’ off-beat comedy Love, Lies and Taxidermy to life on stage. The show tells the tale of the earnest and lovable young Valentine, the well-meaning son of a Polish taxidermist meeting Ashley, the forthright and no-nonsense daughter of Mr ...

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The Terrible Things I’ve Done – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Alan Harris Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals Reviewer: Chris Oldham Confession, apparently, is good for the soul. But what exactly constitutes a terrible thing? It's a question that feels like it should be posed at the very beginning of Invisible Ink'sThe Terrible Things I've Done. Instead, it comes right atthe end. Performers Lynn Hunter, Hannah McPake, and Francois Pandolfo begin perched ...

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy – The Roundabout, Eccles

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Fresh from a sell-out month at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Festival, Paines Plough Theatre Company’s wonderful portable, pop-up Roundabout theatre arrives on the outskirts of Manchester as part of the Love Eccles Festival. Situated next to the Parish Church in the town centre there are three days of shows beginning with ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Alan Harris for Love, Lies & Taxidermy

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Alan Harris for Love, Lies &Taxidermyanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. An unconventional love story set in Merthyr Tydfil. ...

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NEWS: Katherine Soper wins 2015 Bruntwood Prize

A London shop assistant has won this year's Bruntwood prize with her first play about a young carer dealing with welfare cuts. Wish List, by Katherine Soper, who currently works in a perfume shop on Regent Street, has been announced by former artistic director of the National Theatre, Nick Hytner, as the winner of the 10th anniversary Bruntwood Prize for ...

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