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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt  – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts  From the director of The National Theatre’s 2016 production of Peter Pan and countless other family theatre favourites Sally Cookson comes We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Adapted from the book of the same name by Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, this is a story that a lot of children are already familiar with and ...

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Home – The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writers: Lucy Garland, Amber Onat Gregory Director: Kate O’Connor Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Frozen Light Theatre specialises in creating theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Disabilities and from its very beginning, Home is a unique and expertly devised theatrical experience. Scarlett (Lucy Garland) and Olive (Amber Onat Gregory), take the time to personally welcome each audience member into their world. ...

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Jonny and the Baptists: Eat the Poor – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervase

Director: Will Young Writer: Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Jonny and the Baptists return to the road straight from their hugely popular Edinburgh Fringe run of Eat the Poor. The musical satire duo have brought a show to The Bike Shed Theatre every year for the past five years. Going from playing in the bar, to one ...

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Ham and Passion – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller It might usually be a criticism to say that the star of the show was a bit of a ham, but in this daring dance theatre performance, the statement is literally true. In ‘Ham and Passion’ DeNada Dance Theatre present a series of three provocative pieces performed by three highly talented dancers ...

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The Episode – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Director: Emily Greenslade & Tom Brennan Writer: Tom Brennan Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Award-winning theatre maker Tom Brennan brings us his latest production, The Episode. An intimate show about fashion and the all too vivid reality of reality television. Kate (Nesba Crenshaw) had everything. The money, the lifestyle, the editorial position at the biggest fashion magazine in the country, but for the ...

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The Brexit Club – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writers: Midge and Rosie MullinDirector: Rosie MullinReviewer: Becca Savory Fuller The union’s looking shaky on the factory floor at Pollards Pickles.  It’s the day of the British EU Referendum, and cousins Len Silver (Nathan Simpson) and Melvyn Gould (Midge Mullin) are caught in the crossfire, as friends and colleagues in the works canteen hold forth about the question on everybody’s ...

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Feeding the Darkness – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writers: Journeymen Theatre Directed &Performed by: Lynn Morris and Dave Morris Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller It might be uncomfortable viewing, to spend an hour delving into the theme of state-sanctioned torture, but our discomfort is partly under scrutiny in this sensitive performance by Journeymen Theatre.  When we look away, allowing apathy and ignorance to cloud our view of the world, ...

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Zips – Bike Shed Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Simon Marshall Director: Alice Wordsworth &Erin Blackmore Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Part of The Bike Shed Theatres’ From Devon With Love season of local offerings comes Zips, the story of Dan and his life in the sleepy sea side town of Teignmouth.A work in progress performance by A&E Productions, the cast and crew of Zips had just 2 weeks to ...

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