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Under Milk Wood – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Terry Hands Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Eat bread and cheese for a week, walk to work, pawn your watch – do whatever it takes, but buy a ticket for Under Milk Wood. Terry Hands’ production for Clwyd Theatr Cymru of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood brings out every nuance of this play for a voices with a ...

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Ballad of a Thin Man – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Callum Mitchell Reviewer: Joan Phillips Nude, soaking wet, and covered in blood – so Callum Mitchell starts and ends his very funny tale of heartbreak and obsession after the end of an important relationship. Unable to get out of his pyjamas, or indeed peel himself away from a diet of daytime TV, Mitchell describes how he attempts to cope ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

Choreography: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Marina Spark Brendan Cole, well known across the UK as one of the longest running professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, is touring his 2013 show Licence to Thrill for a second year. Cole is joined by five other professional dancers; Aliona Vilani, Patrick Helm, Melanie Hooper, Scott Cole and Crystal ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – Princess Theatre, Torquay

Choreography: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Licence to Thrill is a fast paced family friendly show that offers much more than a few dance numbers. From the outset it is clear that this production could very well be named An Audience with Brendan Cole and Friends, such is the engaging, open and interactive nature of this ...

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Contractions – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Mike Bartlett claims that “Plays, in order to be political, need to strive to get people to think about the systems that are behind our life,” and he absolutely achieves this with his one-act play, Contractions. Taking place in the confines of one office, the audience witnesses a number of meetings ...

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Black Coffee – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Lauren Anders Black Coffee is the first original stage play by the infamous murder mystery writer Agatha Christie. Sir Claud Amory is an incredibly rich man thanks to a secret formula. After discovering that his beloved formula is missing, Mr Amory gathers his family to solve the mystery of who stole his life’s ...

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Tom’s Midnight Garden – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: David Wood Music: Jak Poore Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Lauren Anders Tom’s Midnight Garden is a thoroughly brilliant production sure to capture the imaginations of children just entering the world of theatre and take their parents back to their own childhoods. Originally written as a book by Philippa Pearce, this cleverly adapted production is encapsulating for children and adults ...

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