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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Endings – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Concept and Text: Tamara Saulwick Song Writer: Paddy Mann Reviewer: David Keane Grief and loss often act as a catalyst for artistic expression but in the case of Endings the impetus for creativity is the moment of life ending itself. A combination of analogue and digital technology mix with dramatic lighting in this docu-theatre performance piece by Tamara Saulwick.  Reel-to-reel ...

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The Unsung – The Roundhouse, London

Writer: Genevieve Carver Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones The Unsung stands before its audience wearing two equally impressive hats. On one hand, it’s a globe-trotting, heartbreaking eulogy for musicians who lived and died in varying degrees of obscurity. And on the other, it’s a joyful celebration of music as an undying beacon of hope and inspiration. Poet Genevieve Carver and her three-piece ...

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Dust – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

woman with red hair smiling into camera

Writer: Milly Thomas Reviewer: James Napleton A profane and wickedly morose show, explicit and often gruesome in sexual detail, Dust is a supernatural adventure of life after death. The story follows a girl called Alice, a university graduate, who has recently taken her own life. Performed and written by Milly Thomas, the play has an incredibly vivid and forensic quality ...

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The Complete Deaths – Hull Truck Theatre

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Adaptor: Tim Crouch Director: Tim Crouch Designer: Lucy Bradridge Reviewer: Ron Simpson Initially staged in Northampton and Brighton, Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths now starts a two-month international tour at Hull Truck, a tour that takes in Italy as well as the UK before finishing up in Chicago. The international element is highly appropriate: Spymonkey consists of four accomplished clowns including ...

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Krapp’s Last Tape – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer:Samuel Beckett Director and Performer: James Elston Reviewer: Lucy Corley For audience members who, like this reviewer, are unused to Samuel Beckett’s plays, it takes a while to adjust to the understated stillness of Krapp’s Last Tape. The slight sense of awkwardness in the auditorium is not helped by audio glitches - an unfortunate start to a show in which ...

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Birth and Death and Here and Now – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Adam Blake

Devisers: Adam Blake and Adam Fuller Performer: Adam Blake Reviewer: Lucy Corley             While it can’t be faulted for accuracy, the title Birth and Death and Here and Now might sound a little off-putting in its vagueness. Initially, the show itself feels a little too random and unplanned, as solo performer Adam Blake gets up ...

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Bob Kingdom Original Direction: Anthony Hopkins Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] “Good evening, culture vultures.” A single black podium, barely distinguishable from the black set, stands alone on an empty stage. With his polka dot bowtie, blue deck shoes (for a quick getaway), big hair and a red nose, Bob Kingdom as the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is vaguely clown-esque ...

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