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One Festival: Programme B  – The Space Theatre, London

Perfect written by Rachael Claye and directed by Danielle McIlven Motherland written by Naomi Joseph and directed by Rachael Black It’s Not A Sprint written by Grace Chapman directed by Ellie Simpson Sweet Fade written by Charlotte Powell and directed by Orlando James Reviewer: Richard Maguire This is the final year of the One Festival at The Space where 19 ...

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Shooting With Light – New Diorama Theatre, London

  Writers/Directors: Grace Chapman, Sophie Cullen, Ellie Simpson, Kate Stanley, Nathan Parkinson, Julian Spooner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It’s always fun when art forms cross-pollinate. It’s even more so when that conjugation turns out to produce something more than a mash-up and results in work that pushes forward to a new understanding of both. That’s the general idea of what’s happening ...

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That Is All You Need To Know – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised and written by: the Company (with dramaturgy by Lotte Wakeham) Directors: Paul Slater and Kate Stanley Reviewer: Joan Phillips Idle Motion’s That is All You Need to Know has it all. A cracking new story, some great characters, good acting and spectacular multi-media staging. That is All You Need to Know is the story of one of the best ...

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Pulse Festival: That Is All You Need To Know – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Co-devisers: Chris Bone and Nicholas Pitt Directors: Paul Slater and Kate Stanley Reviewer: Glen Pearce   One of the unexpected side effects of the recent anniversaries of the start of both the First and Second World Wars is the recognition that the stories from these conflicts need to be captured and preserved. It’s not only the soldier’s tales from the ...

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Shooting With Light – The Lowry, Salford

Writers, devisers and directors: Grace Chapman, Sophie Cullen, Nathan Parkinson, Ellie Simpson, Julian Spooner, Kate Stanley Reviewer: Laura Maley Photojournalist Gerda Taro’s story and place in history has been forgotten for many years, but in Shooting with Light, Idle Motion’s determination to capture her spirit pays off in a visually rich, memorable production at The Lowry’s Aldridge Studio theatre. It ...

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Shooting With Light – New Diorama, London

Writers: The Cast and Director Director: Kate Stanley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Some of the most famous images of the 20th Century are of conflict – pictures of soldiers, of injured civilians, of devastated towns. One of the key characteristics of warfare in this period is the blurring of the boundaries between those that fight and non-combatants who increasingly become ...

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The Sound of Music – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Martin Connor Choreographer: Bill Deamer Designer: Gary McCann Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II's, musical theatre classic The Sound of Music is still managing to delight audiences, almost 60 years on since its first appearance on stage. On Gary McCann's impressive set, complemented by ...

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The Seagull Effect – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Devised by: The Company Reviewer: Luke Walker [Rating:3] “Earlier on today apparently a woman rang the BBC and said that she had heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't”. These infamous words uttered by Michael Fish in 1987 have gone down in faux pas history as the tremendous winds on ...

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