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Diary of a Teenage Girl – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Marielle Heller Directors: Alexander Parker and Amy Ewbank Reviewer: Stephen Bates Flower power and hippies may have deserted San Francisco by 1976, but Marielle Heller's play, adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner's 2002 graphic novel, tells us that they left behind traditions of free love. Diary of a Teenage Girl is based around the daily tape-recorded ramblings of 15-year-old Minnie as ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and also one of his best. This new production at Shakespeare's Globe is a finely crafted, raucous interpretation that creates one of the funniest theatrical evenings for some time. Slapstick is a key element of Blanche McIntyre's direction, starting even before ...

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The Bunker Trilogy: Morgana – C Nova, Edinburgh

Writer: Jamie Wilkes Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Marina Spark Returning to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a second year runningThe Bunker Trilogy: Morganatransports the audience to France during the Great War. Jethro Compton, Director, Designer, Producer, who is often associated with fringe favourites Belt Up Theatre, has created a magnificent immersive experience. The bunker, which has been completely and lovingly created ...

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The Capone Trilogy: Lucifer – C Nova, Edinburgh

Writer: Jamie Wilkes Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Gareth Davies With Al Capone behind bars in Alcatraz, a power vacuum emerges within the Chicago mob in this gangster-era re-imagining of the Biblical 'fallen angel' myth. Nick (David Calvitto) is fighting public perceptions and internal pressures to step-up and take on Capone's mantle, while his wife Marlene (Suzie Preece) begins to question ...

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The Bunker: Morgana & Agamemnon – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jamie Wilkes Director: Jethro Compton Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4] Titanic in “The Large” at Southwark Playhouse is garnering five-star reviews, but don’t overlook “The Little”. This month, it’s hosting two short plays from “The Bunker” trilogy by Jamie Wilkes. “Morgana” and “Agamemnon” transpose the core of two of the most famous English and Greek legends to the trenches of ...

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The Bunker Trilogy: Macbeth – C Nova, Edinburgh

Director/Producer: Jethro Compton Writer: Jamie Wilkes Composer: Jonny Sims Reviewer: Rebecca Brown [rating:4] In a sweltering, claustrophobic bunker in C Nova, with dirt strewn across the floor and suitably uncomfortable benches, something wicked is capturing audiences. Jethro Compton’s re-imagining ofMacbethset in a WWI bunker is brave, inventive and flawlessly acted. The original script has been expertly condensed by Jamie Wilkes ...

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The Bunker Trilogy: Morgana – C Nova, Edinburgh

Director: Jethro Compton Writer: Jamie Wilkes Reviewer: Glenys Mclaren [rating:4] The audience joins three young actors in WWI army uniform, poignantly singing Christmas carols, in their bunker, and steps back in time to be enveloped in their lives. The setting is claustrophobically small, with two rows of bench seats around the perimeter, (beware the front as you cannot lean back) ...

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