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Heather – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Joan Phillips It isn’t long before the turning point in Thomas Eccleshare’s short play hits you like an electric shock. In only 50 minutes Heather has us sitting on the edge of our seats as Eccleshare’s play points out the fragility of the assumptions any of us might make about the people we come across ...

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Heather – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Chloe St George It's been a while since Shakespeare asked us to ponder "what's in a name?" but these and other questions take new shape in Heather. In it, a children's author experiences overnight success, while harbouring an entirely other story as a secret. And like a children's book, Thomas Eccleshare's script is ...

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Genesis – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Frazer Flintham Director: Charlotte Bennett Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Prevention is better than cure” but then again “ignorance is bliss”, so what would you do? These days medical science offers us all kinds of tests and guidance on the chance of developing certain diseases later in life, giving you the opportunity to reduce the risk and perhaps prevent it occurring. ...

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I and the Village – Theatre503, London

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Robert Shaw Cameron Reviewer: Scott Stait   In a city thriving with new writing and a surfeit of audiences looking for thrilling theatre, it is easy to miss the iridescent gems that crop up from time to time. Theatre 503, the modest studio above The Latchmere pub in Battersea, is currently housing one such gem. Silva ...

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The Window – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Lee Lyford Reviewer: Laura Hesketh "Old age is like going to Glastonbury on your own" is one of many clever lines from Silva Semerciyan's new play The Window, which makes audiences initially laugh aloud before being overcome by a wave a guilt once considering the chilling meaning of the joke. The play, directed by Lee Lyford, ...

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Helen – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer : Joan Phillips Imagine a series of children’s books that really catches the public imagination. The books are all about teenage wizards and witches, flashing their magic pens at each other and the ultimate battle between the heroine and her nemesis. Add this to a reclusive and publicity-shy author. Sound familiar? But let ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: The Wasp – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm Director: Clare Dunn Reviewer: Glen Pearce   It’s always a good sign when shown a work in progress extract of a longer work that you come away wanting to know what happens next. After just three days work, the creative team have already formed a well-rounded piece that promises much for the future. Morgan Lloyd Malcom’s ...

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