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A Brave Face – CAST, Doncaster

Writer / Director: Rachael Savage Music: Janie Armour Choreographer: Rachael Alexander Reviewer: Janet Jepson The United Kingdom has been famous throughout the centuries for its exemplary armed services, defending both the shores of our tiny islands and the wider Commonwealth lands. We take our armed troops somewhat for granted, they have always been there and will be prepared to defend ...

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A Brave Face – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer and Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Daryl Holden Offering a painfully truthful and poignant look into the cause and effect that Post Traumatic Stress can have on an individual, What Vamos Theatre have created with A Brave Faceis nothing short of impressive. Even more impressive then, is that they manage to do it all without saying a single word. It’s 2009 ...

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The Best Thing – The Lighthouse, Poole

Vamos Theatre in The Best Thing

Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Sophie Huggins With a stage full of hair rollers, block colour and crackling records, it is a natural instinct and instant pleasure to be swept along to the world of the swinging sixties in this vibrant production. Full mask theatre company, Vamos Theatre energetically tell a story of youth, sex and consequence in extremely surprising ways. ...

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The Best Thing – Barnsley Civic

Vamos Theatre in The Best Thing

Writer / Director: Rachael Savage Music: Janie Armour Reviewer: Ray Taylor Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask Theatre Company, a type of theatre that can be compared to Japanese Noh. Here, they present their latest production, a bittersweet story of teenage pregnancy and its aftermath. Rachael Savage’s original inspiration for the story came from an article in a ...

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The Best Thing – Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Vamos Theatre in The Best Thing

Writer/Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Michael Gray   Masks are a very ancient theatrical tradition. Today, that tradition is kept alive by Vamos “the UK's leading full mask theatre company”. This bittersweet tale of the permissive society, social stigma and a love-child lost is brilliantly brought to life by four performers and many more masks. The scenery – designer Carl Davies ...

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The Best Thing – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Vamos Theatre in The Best Thing

Writer and Director: Rachael Savage Composer: Janie Armour Reviewer: Dan English   It is a visit back to the swinging sixties for the Marlowe Studio in Canterbury as Vamos Theatre bring their heartbreaking new production, The Best Thing. The talented masked company, directed by Rachael Savage, tell the story of Susan, who is caught up in the free love spirit ...

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The Best Thing – mac, Birmingham

Vamos Theatre in The Best Thing

Writer: Rachael Savage Music: Janie Armour Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Gemma Corden   This bittersweet production from Vamos, the UK's leading full mask theatre company, brings to life an uncomfortable chapter of British social history with surprising depth and tenderness. It is 1968 and teenager Susan has her whole life ahead of her. But when Susan becomes pregnant, father Bill ...

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Nursing Lives – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer/Director: Rachael Savage Music: Janie Armour Reviewer: Janet Jepson   How can it be that we can say so much without words? So go the lyrics to the well-known Madness song, but watching Nursing Lives performed by Vamos Theatre Company at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre, it’s difficult to get that sentence out of one’s mind. For not a word is spoken ...

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