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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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Tank – The Drum, Plymouth

Made and performed by: Joe Boylan, Craig Hamilton, Ellice Stevens, Victoria Watson Director: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens Reviewer: Karen Bussell Talking dolphins, LSD and inter-species sexual relations… you couldn’t make it up – and Breach Theatre hasn’t. Seizing on the strange-but-true fishy tale of Cold War space race NASA-funded research into language, Fringe First Award-winning Tank is a many-layered, ...

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Some People Talk About Violence – The Other Room, Porters, Cardiff

Devisors: Barrel Organ Director: Ali Pidsley Reviewer: Beth Steer Following their production of their debut play, Nothing, Some People Talk About Violence is Barrel Organ's second theatre piece. Centred around four characters – a mother, brother, sister and narrator – Some People Talk About Violence uses monologue and interactivity to explore the conventions of today's society. Addressing themes like adolescence, ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Barrel Organ – Some People Talk About Violence

Devisors: Barrel Organ Director: Ali Pidsley Reviewer: Paul Couch Venue: New Wolsey Theatre Studio The first thing we notice about Some People Talk About Violence is that there’s very little actual ‘violence’ in it; any conflict tends to be verbal and emotional. In referring to each other, the characters use language that disparages and criticises. After some reflection, and shifting ...

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