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Richard III Redux OR Sara Beer (is/not) Richard III – Chapter, Cardiff

Director: Phillip Zarrilli Playwright: Kate O’Reilly Reviewer: Emily Pearce Sara Beer’s personality and incredulity at an unknowingly ignorant society shines through in this warm, but unpolished one-woman show. Shakespeare’s Richard III that was so famously portrayed by Oliver, McKellen and many others, gets a different kind of treatment by the articulate Sara Beer. Part biographical work, part analysis of a seemingly ...

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Syd & Sylvia – The Bikeshed, Exeter

Writer: Claudia Jefferies Reviewer: Gareth Roberts Claudia Jeffries' one-woman show Syd & Sylvia attempts to utilise the sleazy and misogynistic world of an ‘eighties working men's club as an entry point from which to explore broader themes of sexism. Performed with extraordinary timing and conviction and a style that is in equal parts brooding, manic and sinister, Jeffries’ brings to ...

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This Is My Body – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Martin O’Brien Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Brave, transformative and almost unbearably perceptive, this one-woman show by Exeter Northcott Theatre is unlike any other piece of theatre. Josephine (Agata Jarosz) is a Romanian girl who has been working as a prostitute in England. Believed to be a victim of human trafficking, she is granted 45 days in ...

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LARP – Bread and Roses Theatre, London

  Author: Berri George Director: Adam Dattis Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Staged in the comfortable theatre above the popular pub, The Bread and Roses, with its charming back garden, performances of LARP take place at the very “fringe” hour of 5pm, rush hour. However, an enthusiastic audience thoroughly enjoy seeing Berri George in the one-woman show which she has also ...

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Dawn French, 30 Million Minutes – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Dawn French Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Rob Atkinson One undeniable truth from The Universal Handbook of the Blindingly Obvious goes as follows: Dawn French is a very funny woman. She has demonstrated this in a variety of ways throughout her long and successful career; via sketch-based revues, Comic Relief stage appearances, highly successful sitcoms (including the peerless Vicar of ...

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Amateur Girl – St James Studio, London

Writer: Amanda Whittington Director: Kate Chapman Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile Based on real life stories, Fifth Word Theatre Company present Amateur Girl, a hard hitting, powerful yet humorous one woman show that explores the shady world of amateur porn and its effects on the women who get caught up in it. Narrated by Julie, this is an honest and open account ...

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Ciara – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director:Orla O’Loughlin Playwright: David Harrower Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:3] Glasgow city skyline: a beautiful landscape full with culture, history and an underlying criminal world that is notoriously but never seen.Ciara,nearing the end of its run at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh is a compelling story about one woman’s trap in the criminal gangland that still thrives behind the scenes in the ...

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