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Ablutions – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Patrick deWitt Adaptor: Matthew Whittle Director: Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Laura Maley Patrick DeWitt’s novel Ablutions becomes a stylish and powerful play from Fellswoop Theatre which ends its spring tour in The Lowry’s Studio. For an hour, Salford becomes the grimy Los Angeles underworld in which an unnamed bartender, heartbroken by the world around him, hatches a devious plan of ...

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Ablutions – Assembly Roxy Downstairs, Edinburgh

Director: Bertrand Lesca Dramaturg: Rina Vergano Musical Director: Ben Osborn Reviewer: Linford Butler Perfect pacing, impeccable acting and a sparsely set, well-crafted technical design, all underscored by an incredible country-blues Americana soundtrack, renders Fellswoop Theatre’s Ablutions – the very human, very tragic story of a barman falling into the depths of despair – an impeccably well-made and impressively polished piece ...

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Ablutions – Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Patrick deWitte Adaptor: Matthew Whittle Director: Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman Adapted from Patrick deWitt’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, Ablutions paints a darkly comic portrait of a hapless bartender’s struggle to break free from the tedium and debauchery of life behind the bar. Set in a Hollywood dive-bar populated by eccentrics, drug addicts and losers, the ...

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Ablutions – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Patrick de Witt (adapted by Fellswoop Theatre Company) Music: Ben Osborn Director: Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4] “Consider the barman,” consider him indeed. Set in L.A. and told in the style of a swaying drunken haze, it would be impossible to forget this barman. Ablutions is an adaptation from the Patrick de Witt novel of the same name. ...

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