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The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Joel Horwood Director: Emma Rice Designer: Vicki Mortimer  Composer: Stephen Warbeck Choreographers: Etta Murfitt & Annie-Lunette Deakin-Foster Reviewer: Leah Tozer On a cold Christmas Eve, a little match girl lights her last matches for warmth; imagining a home full of love, she keeps hope and herself alive for a little while longer. There are little match girls – alone, homeless, hopeless – all over ...

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The Machine Stops – Theatre Royal Studio, York

Writer: Neil Duffield (after E.M. Forster) Director: Juliet Forster Designer: Rhys Jarman Reviewer: Ron Simpson E.M. Forster’s short story, The Machine Stops, written in 1909, is very different in tone and subject-matter from the novels on which his reputation rests. A futuristic fiction about the danger of the dominance of technology, it appears particularly prophetic in these days of Facebook ...

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A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes – Tricycle Theatre, London

Writer: Marcus Gardley Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hypocrisy turns up in many guises, at any time and in any place. In 17th Century France, Molière embodied the trait in the character of Tartuffe and now American playwright Marcus Gardley finds it in modern day Atlanta, giving his new verse play the alternative title: The Gospel of Tartuffe. ...

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Morning – Lyric Hammersmith, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3] Simon Stephen’s play Morning is performed by the Lyric Young Company at their home at the Lyric Hammersmith. The theatre has become well renowned for this youth programme dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to develop their skills within all aspects of theatre. Morning is a collaborative piece, devised ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Morning – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Simon Stephens Designer: Hyemi Shin Music: Michael Czepiel Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 4]   What do we think when a crime appears to have no reason behind it? As a society we find it necessary to get to the root of the matter, as believing that people just do terrible things randomly is too frightening to ...

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