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Team Viking – The Lowry, Salford

man in viking helmet standing in river with torch

Writer: James Rowland Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Andrea Allen Tom. Hell-raising, ludicrous, life of the party, loved by all, diagnosed with heart cancer and dies within three months at the age of 25. As fiction it’s horrendous, as truth it’s even worse. It’ll come as a bit of a surprise that it’s the basis of probably the most celebratory, joyful ...

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Thebes Land – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Sergio Blanco Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Stephen Bates Crouched inside a three-metre high metal cage is, we are told, a very dangerous creature, a young man convicted of patricide who is on temporary release from HMP Belmarsh with strict security conditions to protect the public. He is, of course, an actor and the deceit is so obvious that we question ...

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The Element in The Room – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Ray Taylor This show is subtitled A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie and is one of what the Tangram Theatre Company call their "scientrilogy", the other two shows being about Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe, writer John Hinton has an obvious passion ...

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The Element in the Room – The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: James Garrington The Element in the Room is a madcap, slightly absurd and very funny “Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie!” This is a very informative and educational piece of theatre, but certainly nothing like an average science lesson. For example, John Hinton plays Marie Curie. His wife, ...

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The Origin of Species* – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer,Music and Lyrics: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Lucy Corley A show that spends much of its time talking about barnacles has no right to be this funny. The Origin of Species is a one-man musical comedy about the life and work of Charles Darwin, performed by its writer John Hinton, who brings Darwin to life with a plummy ...

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Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Tangram Theatre aims to make theatre that is ‘surprising, irreverent, life-affirming new work’. This piece, which glories in the full title of The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection or the Survival of (R)Evolutionary Theories in the Face of Scientific and Ecclesiastical Objections: Being a Musical Comedy about Charles ...

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The Dragon – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Yevgeny Schwartz Adapted by: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Dragons have a pretty bad reputation; they breath fire, eat damsels and terrorise villagers. All in all, they are the baddies of fairy tales justly defeated by the brave and valiant knight who rescues everyone and marries said damsel. But what happens after that? Removing the dragon leaves a ...

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Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There can’t be many theatre productions that are peer reviewed by physicists; there’s at least one: Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking from Tangram Theatre. John Hinton plays Albert Einstein, ostensibly giving a lecture on his appointment to the Institute of Advanced Study in 1933 after Einstein was forced to leave Germany following ...

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