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My Name is Rachel Corrie – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie Director: Chelsey Gillard Reviewer: Beth Steer With the permission of the family of Rachel Corrie, a young American activist working for the International Solidarity Movement in Gaza, My Name is Rachel Corrie has been edited from Rachel’s writings. Based on her journals and emails, it tracks her journey from life as an ...

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Hang – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Debbie Tucker Green Director: Izzy Rabey Reviewer: Beth Steer Set in a time close to now, and comprised of characters known only as One, Two and Three, Debbie Tucker Green’s Hang imagines a UK in which the death penalty remains legal. But there’s a twist: the victims get to choose how the perpetrator dies. The brilliantly dark concept is ...

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Escape the Scaffold – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Titas Halder Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In the current political climate, Escape the Scaffold has the potential to be an important and thought-provoking piece of theatre. This new play by Titas Halder is a co-production between The Other Room, Mongrel Thumb and Theatre503 which premiered at Theatre503 in March 2017 before transferring to Cardiff. Taking the story ...

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Sinners Club – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer &Music: Lucy Rivers Director: Titas Balder Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Sinners Club is a dark, surreal and edgy exploration of the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in Britain. This theatre gig is a real onslaught on the senses - and most of it in a good way. The powerful and emotive original music by Lucy Rivers ...

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Some People Talk About Violence – The Other Room, Porters, Cardiff

Devisors: Barrel Organ Director: Ali Pidsley Reviewer: Beth Steer Following their production of their debut play, Nothing, Some People Talk About Violence is Barrel Organ's second theatre piece. Centred around four characters – a mother, brother, sister and narrator – Some People Talk About Violence uses monologue and interactivity to explore the conventions of today's society. Addressing themes like adolescence, ...

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The Mountaintop – The Other Room, Porter’s, Cardiff

Writer: Katori Hall Director: Abdul Shayek Reviewer: Beth Steer Set in Memphis, Tennessee, in the Louisiana Motel where civil rights leader The Reverend Martin Luther King spent his last night before his assassination, The Mountaintop is a show like no other. As King tries to relax after his work with the Sanitation Workers Strike (April1968), he is met in his ...

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Meet Fred – The Other Room, Porter’s, Cardiff

Devisors: The Company Director:Ben Pettit-Wade Reviewer: Bethany Steer Meet Fred, by the brilliant Hijinx Theatre in collaboration with Blind Summit, is an hour-long puppetry showcase that explores the character of ‘Fred’ – a two-foot-tall cloth puppet – and the map of decisions, ‘opportunities’ and challenges he comes across in his life. With three talented puppeteers (Dan McGowan as the voice ...

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A Sunny Disposition -The Other Room, Porter’s, Cardiff

Writer &Director: Nicola Reynolds Reviewer: Jacqui Onions A Sunny Disposition is a powerful and emotional story of one man's battle with addiction. Meet Charlie (played by Neal McWilliams). He is a person that you will know. His background, his personality, the reasons he does the things he does are very easy to relate to and you will know someone just ...

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