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Around the World in 80 Days – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Jules Verne (novel) Laura Eason (adaptation) Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Helen Tope The premise is simple: wealthy gentleman Phileas Fogg takes on a wager that will see him attempt to traverse the globe in 80 days. Leaving Victorian London with his loyal valet, Passepartout, they begin an extraordinary journey. It is a story so well known, but much of ...

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The First Time Machine – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Music: Greg Hall Director: James Williams Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Predating H. G. Wells' novel, The Time Machine, great great grandfather to Jem and Aidan Treays, Enrique Gaspar, wrote El Anacronopete in which he invented the very first time machine. Inspired by this, the brothers have created a fun and lively look at time travel and family history through contemporary dance ...

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The Time Machine: An Invention – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: H.G. Wells Adaptor: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4] Nunkie Theatre have taken a break from their usual spooky M.R. James plays, and have decided to adapt H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi ‘The Time Machine’. However, they have applied techniques used in their more nerve-wracking plays to create a very atmospheric piece. A mysterious man emerges from a strange ...

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Freakoid – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Emma Adams Director: Sarah Applewhite Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3] Bold and bizarre in equal measure, writer-performer Emma Adams’ Freakoid is certainly an original production. Set in a world filled with biobots and half-meats, Adams’ invites the audience into her universe: a place where the relationship between a woman and her hoover-lover may end in either disaster or revolution. 430004 ...

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Solaris – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Dimitry Devdariani, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem Director: Dimitry Devdariani Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:3] Solaris, probably best know as the 2002 Stephen Soderbergh film starring George Clooney, is a science fiction psychological thriller adapted from a novel by famed Polish writer, Stanislaw Lem. It is set aboard a spaceship researching the oceans of the planet Solaris. However, ...

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Blast Off! – Soho Theatre, London

Curated by Jon Brittain, Lucy Jackson and Claire Turner Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] The third such night of sci-fi shorts presented by Misshapen Theatre, this Blast Off! presented six playlets in ninety minutes on a variety of themes from alien abduction to time travel to sinister space pranks. Engaging, well put together and often surprising, this is an excellent evening’s ...

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