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The Hobbit – The Dukes at Williamson Park, Lancaster

Writer: Kevin Dyer Director: Joe Sumsion Reviewer: May Mellstrom The Dukes walkabout theatre production in Lancaster's picturesque Williamson Park is becoming an annual summer highlight and after tackling Victorian England with literary classic Oliver Twist in 2015, this years offering takes a leap into the fantastical realm of Middle Earth with an adaptation of J.R.R Tolkein's The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins ...

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Pure – Scarcroft Allotments, York

Writer: Richard Vergette Director: Stefan Escreet Composer: Rebekah Hughes Designer: Kate Morton Reviewer: Ron Simpson What is there not to like about a theatre company who bring original plays to allotments, village greens, pub gardens, and tearooms? A company who calls on their versatile and hard-working team of actors to accompany songs with aswanee whistle, melodica, kazoo, and ukulele as ...

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Mystery Plays – York Minster

Lucifer - The Last Judgement

Writer: Mike Poulton Directors: Phillip Breen and Becky Hope-Palmer Musical Director: Richard Shephard Reviewer: Rich Jevons After a gap of some 16 years,the Mystery Plays are back in York Minster, reviving a tradition that dates back to the 14th Century. Designed both to educate and inspire, the plays tell the Biblical story from Creation to the Last Judgement. It is ...

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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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Chip Shop Chips – Red and Green Club, Huddersfield

Chip Shop Chips - Production Image

Writer: Becky Prestwich Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Rich Jevons When the visual and performing arts work with food, it is always a media attention-grabbing ruse, and in fact, this is the second fish and chip supper offered in the name of art in the region in the last year (Mikron Theatre performed One of Each at the Wetherby Whaler). But ...

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Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange

Writer: Rav Sanghera Director: Tom Wright Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Ron Simpson Bradford’s Freedom Studios are expert in the creation of site-specific theatre and, if Bradford Interchange lacks the grandeur and mystery of Drummonds Mill - the site of the group’s masterpiece, The Mill – City of Dreams - it’s an ideal place to site meetings and interactions. Brief Encounters ...

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Current Location – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Toshiki Okada Reviewer: David Doyle When the disaster at Fukushima happened, Toshiki Okada wrote a play about the experience and FellSwoop have rendered a version that inhabits one of the vast empty rooms in Summerhall. It’s a play about an impending disaster, or a play about a disaster that’s already happened, or one about a disaster that simply doesn’t ...

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