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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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And Then Come The Nightjars – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Claire Hayes There is a fierce and tender connection to the land threading through And Then Come the Nightjarsthatmight seem reminiscent of Irish influences - from the recently late, great Brian Friel to John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar. And yet, this original writing from Bea Roberts, developed with Bristol Old Vic Ferment and ...

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I and the Village – Theatre503, London

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Robert Shaw Cameron Reviewer: Scott Stait   In a city thriving with new writing and a surfeit of audiences looking for thrilling theatre, it is easy to miss the iridescent gems that crop up from time to time. Theatre 503, the modest studio above The Latchmere pub in Battersea, is currently housing one such gem. Silva ...

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Cans – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Stuart Slade Director: Dan Pick Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Taking recent new stories about historical sexual abuse and celebrity as a jumping off point, Stuart Slade has created a very funny and often moving play about what it means to be at the heart of the storm. Cans is the story of Jen and her disheveled and floundering Uncle Len. ...

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Dog Days – Theatre503, London

Writer: Annie Hulley Director: Lisa Cagnacci Reviewer: Harry Stern There are some very good things about this quirky first play by Annie Hulley but its curate's egg nature gives rise to more questions than it has any answers for. There is a peculiar mish mash of writing that leaves one wondering whether, ultimately, Hulley knew what play she wanted to ...

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Mucky Kid – Theatre503, London

Writer: Sam Potter Director: James Farrell Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] Those of us who lived through the national hysteria that surrounded the murder of James Bulger are not unfamiliar with the horror of the idea of children killing other children. The senseless, callous murder of the Liverpool toddler by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson was as incomprehensible as it was ...

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Our Friends, The Enemy – Theatre503, London

Writer: Alex Gwyther Director: Tom O’Brien Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4.5]   Being in the World War I trenches on Christmas Eve in 1914 seems impossibly remote from the hottest day of the year in 2013 London. This solo show combining the spoken word with theatre certainly does its utmost to immerse the audience in that world. It tells the story ...

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Our Share of Tomorrow – Theatre 503, London

Writer/Director: Dan Sherer Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] Set in a Northern Ireland coastal town, this 70 minute one-act play examines themes of romantic love, parent/child love, loss and grief and considers how fragments from the past can shape the future. Its writer and director Dan Sherer adopts techniques to create his work in conjunction with the actors, similar to those ...

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