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Carlos Acosta: On Before – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Musical Director: Neil Ferris Director: Carlos Acosta Reviewer: Emily Pearce Carlos Acosta has danced the world over, performing for the most prestigious ballet companies to both critical and popular acclaim. In his most personal work On Before, the dancer and director presents a show of virtuosic and mesmerising contemporary dances, portraying the love and loss of a relationship between a ...

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Around The World In 80 Days – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer: Kris Hallett It feels like Christmas has come early to Tobacco Factory Theatres. We’re so used to their wonderful Christmas shows, taking children of all ages fromfive to eightyon a magical adventure, that to find another one plonked down during the heart of summer feels quite a shock. Yet why should we save all our treats ...

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The Triumph of Love – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Pierre Marivaux Translator: James Magruder Director: Alistair Ganley Reviewer: Lucy Corley Cygnet Training Theatre bring the best out of this difficult play, charming their audience with comedy and a sweet belief in the power of love to prevail. Written by Pierre Marivaux in the early 18th century, The Triumph of Love reacts to Enlightenment ideals of reason and virtue ...

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Spill – Bristol Old Vic Studio, Bristol

Devised by: Propolis Theatre Reviewer: Kris Hallett Bristol Old Vic’s Made In Bristol scheme is a terrific outreach project that sees a group of 18-25 year olds come together every year to train and form a company under the guidance of the theatre, culminating in a valedictory show that springs the company out fully formed into the world. It has ...

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Puttin’ On The Ritz – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Director: Emma Rogers Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Jess Rowe The cabaret-style song and dance extravaganza Puttin’ On The Ritz brings a fresh air of glitz, glamour and show business to the Hall For Cornwall stage. Inspired by the great musical theatre composers of 1920s America, the show creates a form of nostalgia that audiences are grateful to be reminded of. ...

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The Origin of Species* – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer,Music and Lyrics: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Lucy Corley A show that spends much of its time talking about barnacles has no right to be this funny. The Origin of Species is a one-man musical comedy about the life and work of Charles Darwin, performed by its writer John Hinton, who brings Darwin to life with a plummy ...

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Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found – Cardiff

Director: Matthew Blake Reviewer: Emily Pearce Beneath the Streets is the sequel-of-sorts to last year’s collaboration between Hijinx Theatre – renowned for its work with actors with learning disabilities and Punchdrunk – the infamous, immersive theatre company. Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found takes place at a secret, famous Cardiff venue, where the action spans two floors. As with most ...

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