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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Pals – Sweet Venues Waterfront 1

Two soldiers

Writer & Director: Jason Gerdes Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Cornwall-based theatre company North South Theatre bring their touching World War 2 piece Pals to the Brighton Fringe. A tale of comradeship, Pals sees three young friends sign up as new recruits after Kitchener’s push in the first years of the Second World War. We follow the three young soldiers from signing ...

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The Snow Queen – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Ian Toner Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Laura Marriott Gerda and Kay live in a watery town in a watery world. All ice and snow have been lost in the warming. Now people travel by gondolas and school children are told tales by their teachers about how in the past awful thing happened such as cold, gloves, scarves, carols and ...

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Where Do Little Birds Go? – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Camilla Whitehall Director: Sarah Meadows Reviewer: Heather Deacon There’s something charming about London in the 60s, until you remember those Kray twins ruled half of it. There’s something just as charming, and a little moreish, about Lucy Fuller, the solo storyteller prancing about singing and reminiscing in Where Do Little Birds Go by Camilla Whitehall, until you remember the ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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The D-List – Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

samuel curry in d list ed fringe

Writer: David Hendon Director: Phil Croft Reviewer: Mark O’Neill The cult of celebrity is all too familiar. Each year thousands upon thousands of pop star wannabes try their hand at becoming the next big hit. If they are lucky they will still be recognised on the streets a year later. Some, however, are remembered for the wrong reasons. Shrapnel Theatre’s ...

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NEWS: From Page to Stage season 4 open for applications

It was announced today that producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has opened submissions for the fourth season of From Page To Stage – a festival showcasing the best in new musical theatre. The 2016 season will see the showcase festival return to the Tristan Bates Theatre from 31 October - 3 December 2016 and for the first time see ...

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Genevieve Barr and Arthur Hughes as Alice and Phil in The Solid Life Of Sugar Water

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Marina Spark   From the moment the audience makes its way into the intimate theatre space that is The Drum at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth it is clear that The Solid Life of Sugar Water is going to play with theatrical norms. An impressively realistic upended bedroom, complete with vertically sleeping actors, forms ...

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NEWS: Papatango New Writing Prize submissions open

A writer surrounded by crumpled paper

The eighth running of the Papatango New Writing Prize has opened for submissions today [9 December]. Organisers have also announced a major expansion to the prize for 2016, with the winner receiving a £6000 commission and full development support to progress a second play. The Papatango Prize is the UK’s only annual opportunity guaranteeing a new writer full production, publication, ...

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