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Heather – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Joan Phillips It isn’t long before the turning point in Thomas Eccleshare’s short play hits you like an electric shock. In only 50 minutes Heather has us sitting on the edge of our seats as Eccleshare’s play points out the fragility of the assumptions any of us might make about the people we come across ...

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Heather – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Chloe St George It's been a while since Shakespeare asked us to ponder "what's in a name?" but these and other questions take new shape in Heather. In it, a children's author experiences overnight success, while harbouring an entirely other story as a secret. And like a children's book, Thomas Eccleshare's script is ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather

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Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Heather is a short, sharp shock of a play that asks fascinating questions about storytelling, prejudice and authorship in bold and surprising ways. What made you decide to bring a show this year? Basically, we want lots of people to see ...

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Helen – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer : Joan Phillips Imagine a series of children’s books that really catches the public imagination. The books are all about teenage wizards and witches, flashing their magic pens at each other and the ultimate battle between the heroine and her nemesis. Add this to a reclusive and publicity-shy author. Sound familiar? But let ...

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NEWS: Gambon And Hare Join HighTide Line Up

HighTide Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Steven Atkinson has today announced the complete line-up for the eighth HighTide Festival, taking place April 10 - 19 2014. The festival’s popular Face to Face series will continue with appearances by Michael Gambon, David Hare, Kare Mosse and Anthony Horowitz being announced today. Atkinson commented: “Our Face to Face series is a beloved Festival ...

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Thumbelina’s Great Big Adventure – The Junction, Cambridge

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen devisers: Valentina Ceschi, Thomas Eccleshare, Rew Lowe, Tom Penn Director: Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare Reviewer: Flip Miller The tale of Thumbelina is a tried and tested one and the Dancing Brick company certainly bring it to life and add their own quirky twist on the Hans Christian Andersen classic. The story is of a diminutive ...

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NEWS: Melling, LeFranc and Payne lead HighTide 2014 Line-Up

Suffolk’s HighTide Festival has announced the line-up for their eighth festival. Running from April 10-19 2014, the festival will premiere four productions by Elinor Cook, Harry Melling, Dan LeFranc and Nick Payne as well as readings of new plays by Benedict Andrews, Thomas Eccleshare and Chris Thorpe. HighTide Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Steven Atkinson is delighted to welcome both familiar ...

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Perle – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:3.5] A TV sits in the middle of the stage with an arc of cushion surrounding it like a children's sleepover party. On the screen, there is a simply drawn circle that begins a series of stylistic illustrations by Serge Seidlitz which is animated by Thomas Eccleshare, who also performs. Based ...

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