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Translunar Paradise – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: George Mann Director: George Mann Reviewer: Joan Phillips More theatre at its best at the Factory Theatre, Bristol, with Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Translunar Paradise. Just three people on stage and not a word is spoken in this short, simply staged, moving story. But the effect on the audience is as powerful as a full-length play or cinema 'weepy'. Written ...

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13 – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Joan Phillips First staged in 2011, Mike Bartlett's play, 13, resonates with today's world more than ever with its ominous portrayal of a nation on the verge of a social and political breakdown. But sadly its disappointments are much the same. Bartlett's depiction of a political system under siege from the rise in ...

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A Brimful of Asha – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol.

Asian man and woman

Writer: Ravi Jain and Asha Jain Director: Ravi Jain Reviewer: Joan Phillips Welcoming the audience as we enter the theatre space with open arms and delicious, warm samosas, Ravi Jain and Asha Jain immediately make us feel at home as they seat themselves around their family dining table. The son of successful, immigrant Indian parents, Ravi was born and raised ...

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The Marked –  Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Two men and a wooden crate

Deviser: Theatre Témoin Director: Ailin Conant Reviewer : Joan Phillips Jack is haunted by demons from his childhood. Now a young adult, his nightmares have followed him into the decrepit parts of our towns where he makes a home for himself with other struggling homeless. The Marked is set in the parts of towns most of us never need or ...

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Coulrophobia – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writers: Dik Downey, Adam Blake and John Nicholson Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Joan Phillips Clowns have been in the news recently thanks to the so-called ‘creepy clown craze’. With a title like Coulrophobia, the dictionary term for an abnormal fear of clowns, you might be in danger of getting the wrong idea for this show. Despite the title, and the ...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz -Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer : Le Navet Bete collaboration Director : Mark Laville Reviewer : Joan Phillips Le Navet Bete returns to Bristol’s Tobacco Factory after last year’s successful Dick Tracy. Drawing on its clowning roots, this hugely talented company have produced some great comic shows and the levels of excited anticipation in the audience are high as we're lead to our seats ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Claire Hayes   All’s Well That Ends Well is the second play in Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s season commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Following on from Hamlet, and again co-produced with Tobacco Factory Theatres, this difficult, lesser-performed comedy has been rewritten in parts by Dominic Power, moving its action ...

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride (adapted by Annie Ryan) Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Have you ever come out of a production so captivating and traumatising that you were seriously concerned for the performer? Aoife Duffin’s solo performance in A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is mesmerising. Duffin plays all the parts in Annie Ryan’s superb adaptation of Eimear McBride’s ...

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