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The Wedding – The Lighthouse, Poole

Created by: Amit Lahav Associate Director: Rich Rusk Music: Dave Price Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Many things are associated with a wedding: abundant flowers, big white dresses and loud music, but most importantly, a happy couple committing their lives to one another. All this rings true in this unforgettable depiction of a modern ceremony, with the addition of one thing: the ...

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The Drive – The Lighthouse, Poole

Writer & Director: Tamsin Fessey and Lynne Forbes Reviewer: Sophie Huggins One car, one trip and two forgotten friends; The Drive, intriguingly told by renowned devised theatre company Angel Exit, is an honest two-hander that forces not only a confrontation with the past but more importantly - how it is remembered. Currently in development, this production is reviewed ahead of a ...

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Othello – The Lighthouse, Poole

Face on bright background

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor & Director: Charmaine K Parkin Reviewer: Sophie Huggins In this notorious tale of jealousy, race and revenge, SISATA Theatre promise the audience the merging of a Shakespeare classic with 1980s Hip Hop culture, in this “radical re-imagining” of the story. Acknowledging the audience as they come in, the cast of four tell the story of Othello, ...

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The Devil Speaks True – The Lighthouse, Poole

Director: Joel Scott Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Drifting in the darkness, somewhere between fringe theatre and a cinematic experience, floats this sensory stunner, The Devil Speaks True. Interweaving Shakespeare’s famous tale of Macbeth with modern verbatim recordings, Goat and Monkey use wireless headphones, binaural sound design and video projections to immerse its audience in a world of conflict and its often ...

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We Are Bronte – The Lighthouse, Poole

Devisers: Sarah Corbett & Angus Barr Director: Ed Rapley Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Although based on a recognised stimulus of the Bronte sisters, there is certainly nothing predictable about this highly entertaining devised fringe comedy. Encompassing genres of improvisation, stand-up, clown and physical theatre, this show is simply unlike anything else. Set in the rolling hills of Yorkshire, the devisers and performers ...

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I’m Glad I Asked – The Lighthouse, Poole

Director: Katherina Radeva Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Sitting in the theatre, on International Women’s Day and watching a one-woman show that pieced together an often complex relationship between mother and daughter, can't have been more poignant. Performed by Michele O’Brien and directed by Katherina Radeva; their genders somewhat relevant, I’m Glad I Asked is a compilation of snapshots exploring the high and ...

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Give Me Your Love – The Lighthouse, Poole.

Creators: David Woods and Jon Haynes  Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Creating a play from factual research that explores alternative treatments for mental illness, is not the easiest of tasks. However, through their writing, directing and acting, this is something that David Woods and Jon Haynes, artistic directors of Ridiculusmus, spiritedly aspired to do. The dialogue written by the actors, is sensitive ...

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NEWS: Orange Tree’s French Without Tears set for UK tour

The cast of French Without Tears at Orange Tree Theatre

  London's Orange Tree Theatre has announced it is partnering with English Touring Theatre to tour their sell out production of Terence Rattigan's French Without Tears in 2016. The critically acclaimed (read our 5* review here) will return to the Orange Tree for 31 performances in June 2016 then tour in the autumn. Directed by Paul Miller, the tour will ...

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