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The Kitchen Sink, the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham

Writer:  Tom Wells Director: Chris Lawson Reviewer: Richard Hall Following the success of his debut production, Jumpers for Goalposts, the Coliseum’s Associate Director, Chris Lawson, closes the theatre’s winter season with another of Tom Wells’ award-winning plays The Kitchen Sink. Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for most promising playwright in 2011 and the George Devine Award in 2012, The ...

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Broken Biscuits – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Tom Well Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Kris Hallett For Ben, Holly and Megan, their GCSE exams are behind them and a long summer of preparing to enter the 'cool' world of college awaits. It's an opportunity to blow away past convention, to raise their social standings from geeky outsider to the hip in-crowd. Megan has a plan, to form ...

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Broken Biscuits  – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts In recent years Tom Wells has become a young playwright to watch, creating heartfelt narratives and quirky characters. Broken Biscuits sees this formula brought to life within the setting of a beautifully designed garden shed. It's the summer holidays. The most important summer holidays; the one between school and college and Meg (Faye Christall) isn't about to let Holly (Grace Hogg-Robbinson) and Ben (Andrew Reed) waste ...

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Broken Biscuits – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Three school friends meet in Megan’s (Faye Christall) shed over the summer to try and change their lives. We’re nobodies… I’m all fat and gobby, you’re brainy, weird and brainy and quiet and Ben’s like, you know. So says Megan, who endeavors to change their existence before they start college. The ...

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Jumpers for Goalposts – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Toms Wells Director: Chris Lawson Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Tom Wells’ hugely engaging Jumpers for Goalposts blasts its way into the Oldham Coliseum with flair and grace and a story that cannot fail to resonate. The squad of Barely Athletic invite us in to the world of post-match team talks about football, love, loss, relationships, hopes and dreams and most ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: About a Goth – Rialto Theatre

Writer: Tom Wells Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle Despite donning heavy black eyeliner, fishnet gloves, a top hat and a floor-length cloak, (all in his signature shade of black) Nick struggles to be taken seriously as a goth. He laments his cheerful upbringing with well-adjusted parents, reluctantly resorts to sleeping in an armchair due to the fact that despite his ...

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Folk – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Patrick Bridgman_Stephen, Connie Walker_Winnie, Chloe Harris_Kayleigh in Folk

Writer: Tom Wells Director:Tessa Walker Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall Tom Wells is at it again. His ability to write socially relevant plays such as Jumpers for Goalposts and Me, As A Penguin has earned him the reputation of being a leading figure in theatre’s new writing. His latest play Folk premieres at the Birmingham REP and is co-produced with Hull Truck ...

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Symphony – Soho Theatre Downstairs, London

Writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne, Tom Wells Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Alex Ramon Pitched between play and gig, yet not quite offering the satisfactions of either, nabokov’s three- parter Symphony combines music and story-telling in a brisk, fitfully exciting but ultimately not entirely successful one hour package. First seen in 2012, and subsequently a hit at the Edinburgh Festival, the ...

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