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Farmaggedon: Revenge of the Dead – Ormskirk

Reviewer: Amanda Cooper Farmaggedonreturns once again for it’s annual scare-fest, frightening anyone who dares step over this threshold of terror. If you are scared of anything that goes bump in the night, then stay at home as the creators and performers of Farmaggedon will play on any fear you care to display and they won’t let you go. Three themed ...

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The White Whale – Leeds Dock

Writer: James Phillips Director: Alan Lane Reviewer: Holly Spanner Obsession is a double edged sword. It can focus and motivate us, but too much of it can drive us to ruin, making us blind to all else except that to which we attain. What happens when that obsession is driven not by passion, but revenge? Leeds based Theatre Company Slung ...

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The Saints – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Laurie Stras   Art at the Heart – Southampton’s summer festival of music, theatre, poetry, visual arts, and dance – is currently taking place at the Nuffield Playing Field, a pop-up venue in the city’s Guildhall Square. Designed by hip and happening Assemble Architects, who created London’s Cinerôleum and Chichester Festival’s Theatre on ...

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Alice Through The Looking Glass- St Paul’s Actors Church, London

Writer: Daniel Winder Director: Jamie Jackson Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Alice Through The Looking Glass, is here presented by Iris Theatre at the delightful and fitting St Paul’s Actors Church in Theatreland itself, Covent Garden. It begins inside the church, eerily watching Alice as an oldwoman, haunted by theJabberwo…Onemeans the ‘Whatsitsname?’ Slightly frightening for a family audience, it transports us ...

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Honour – Media City, Salford

Composer: Andrew Smith Writer:Helen Newall Director: Matt Baker Choreographer: Sharon Watson Reviewer: Mel Duncan   ‘The dying soldier shifts his head, to watch the glory that returns.’ These lines, by Welsh poet Siegfried Sassoon, form the fundamental wish of artistic director Craig Morrison when sculpting this piece. Not to glorify the war, but attempt to offer up some form of ...

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Secret Cinema: Back to the Future – London

Reviewer – Mark Clegg Since 2007 Secret Cinema had garnered an enviable reputation with its unique combination of movie screenings and immersive interactive elements – all shrouded in a cloud of mystery. This event is by far the company’s biggest and most ambitious project – to recreate the town of Hill Valley, California from the classic 1985 movie Back to ...

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Ishbel and I – Castle Woods, London

Writter: Julia Voce Associate Director: Caroline Horton Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile   Performed in the beautiful grounds of Severndroog Castle and Castle Woods Ishbel and I: A play about going to pieces and going on a bike ride, is a touching and honest biographical story about Ishbel Voce and her seven children. Julia Voce tells this engaging story through the eyes ...

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