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The Drill – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writers: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens Director: Billy Barrett Reviewer: Richard Maguire We often wonder how we would react to an emergency.  Would we still be able to deliver life-saving assistance to someone while bullets rattle above our heads? To truly prepare for such incidents the emergency services practise with the help of elaborate simulations, where people act out the ...

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Tank – HOME, Manchester

Two men with dark background

Writer: Billy Barrett, Ellice Stevens, Joe Boylan, Craig Hamilton, Victoria Watson Director: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens Reviewer: Andrea Allen It’s 1965. High-school drop-out Margaret Lovatt journeys across her Caribbean Island hometown and talks her way into a job at a cutting-edge animal research lab. Fast forward a bit and she’s living in a fully-waterproofed house with Peter the dolphin ...

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The Beanfield – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

People sitting on a bench. One doing stretching exercises

Devised by: Breach Theatre Directors: Dorothy Allen-Pickard (video), Billy Barrett (live) Reviewer: Kelyn Luther   The title’s resonance may be lost on those who were born after 1985 when the ‘Battle of The Beanfield’ occurred, but the production resonates in its exploration of police brutality. The show uses live performance and video interviews, intercut with footage of the actors preparing ...

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The Beanfield – HOME, Manchester

Cast of The Beanfield

Writer: Breach Theatre Director: Dorothy Allen-Pickard &Billy Barrett Reviewer: Jo Beggs When you were born in the nineties, like the six performers here, the 1985 crackdown on the Stonehenge Free Festival probably does feel like the distant past. For many of its audience it will be a stark reminder of the shocking news stories that surrounded the incident, coming hot ...

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