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Pilgrims – The Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Elinor Cook Director: Ellie Goodall Reviewer: Richard Maguire Pilgrims is playing as part of the Directors’ Festival where Masters students from St Mary’s University in Twickenham train for a year at the Orange Tree Theatre culminating in an eight-day showcase of four one-hour plays. Ellie Goodall gets to direct Pilgrims, a modern day tale of adventurers and the women ...

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Brainiac Live – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer/Director: Andy Joyce Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Brainiac: Science Abuse was a Sky 1 entertainment show that ran for six seasons, being cancelled in 2008. That means that every single episode of the series upon this West End show for children is older than its target audience. Not that seems to matter to the kids assembled a silly hour of explosions and ...

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The Chicago Blues Brothers: Motown Mission – The Savoy Theatre, London

Created by: Chris Hindle Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Motown music has been big business in the West End in the last few years with several big musicals charting the history of the famous record label, its star names and those famous soulful songs. The wonderful Memphis and a new production of Dreamgirls were a delight, while Motown: The Musical closed after an extended run, ...

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How Not To Drown – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nicola McCartney & Dritan Kastrati Director & Choreographer: Neil Bettles Design & Costume: Becky Minto   Lighting: Zoe Spurr Composer & Sound Designer: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite Co-choreography: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Molly Knox How Not To Drown at the Traverse Theatre is something not to shy away from at the The Fringe this year. With a set that immediately plunges the ...

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Crocodile Fever – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Meghan Tyler Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Molly Knox Meghan Tyler's Crocodile Fever is a remarkable black comedy that explores a sisterly relationship that’s bound to end in tears. As it debuts at the Fringe, at the Traverse Theatre, this astonishing play uncovers the secrets of their extremely dysfunctional family, whilst stepping over the boundaries and tests how darkly unhinged ...

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Trying It On – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Edgar Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Molly Knox Trying It On at the Traverse Theatre comes as David Edgar’s witty “follow up” to his play Maydays, written 35 years ago,and explores themes of revolution and youth, delivered through a dynamic autobiographical monologue by Edgar himself. The piece is self-admittedly imperfect, which adds beautifully to the honesty and self-reflection that ...

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The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure – Plymouth Athenaeum

Writer: John Nicholson and Le Navet Bete Director: John Nicholson Adaptation: Le Navet Bete / John Nicholson (from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas) Reviewer: Helen Tope A story full of intrigue and swagger, the adventures of D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos qualify as one of literature’s most well-loved and familiar tales. Written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas, the novel takes us into the ...

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Sea Sick – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Writer/Performer: Alanna Mitchell Directors: Franco Boni with Ravi Jain Reviewer: Gareth Davies We're all going to die, sooner or later. Sooner rather than later, given what we're coming to learn about the state of our planet, and the destructive impact we're having on it. But a lot of the studies cataloguing man's effects on Earth focus on the land – ...

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