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Black Stuff – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Movement Director: Catherine Bennett Director: Paul Davies Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   From the gathering point at Wales Millennium Centre, the audience is led to a disused listed building in Cardiff Bay; a fitting and atmospheric setting to explore Wales’ past, present and future. The starting point for Black Stuff was the short stories of David Alexander, which were brought to ...

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Blavatsky’s Tower – Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Peter Scott Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin   Everyone thinks their families are normal, relatively speaking. Sometimes the only way to see things clearly is to see it through the eyes of someone else. The arrival of a doctor into the lives of the Blavatsky family shake up the world they have always known; A world contained entirely in ...

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Nassim Soleimanpour Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] Any evening in the theatre is a unique event. But this show is remarkable in that it is being performed by a different actor for each of its five nights. And that actor will know nothing of the piece before arriving on stage – each page he turns will bring fresh surprises, new ...

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Volcano – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3]   Despite being written back in 1956, Volcano was never performed in Coward’s lifetime, until now. Adela Shelly (Jenny Seagrove) runs a banana plantation on the side of a volcano mountain on a Caribbean island. Her husband died some years ago and she is left to quietly tend her ...

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Volcano – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Noel Coward wrote Volcano in 1956 but it has never been performed before this touring production. So, is Volcano a fiery play, full of passion and wit, worthy of its name or a rather damp squib of a play that disappoints? The play tells a tale of adultery and betrayal, ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 16th July 2012

traditionally the next few weeks in theatre land become a bit barren, with many theatre spaces dark while technical maintenance takes place, however if you look carefully there are still many great shows playing across our many stages this week and our Executive Editor John Roberts picks five shows that you shouldn’t really miss. Mack & Mabel – Southwark Playhouse, ...

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Volcano- Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Steve Turner [Rating:4] Set in the fictional island paradise of Samolo, against the backdrop of the volcano of the title, Coward’s play, unperformed during his lifetime, is a departure from his more light hearted society plays. Drawing his inspiration from his real life tropical paradise in Jamaica and basing the characters on his ...

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Volcano – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Rosie Wheat [rating: 4]   Despite the tropical set, the musical birds and the constant rumblings of an ominous volcano, Noel Coward’s play still remains utterly British. The mind is so tricked by the brittle conversations and repressed sexual desire, it is difficult to accept the palm tree is not a grandfather clock, ...

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