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Caterpillar – Theatre 503, London

Writer:  Alison Carr Director:  Yasmeen Arden Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Caterpillar opens the new autumn season at Theatre 503, one of London’s stalwarts of new writing. For the first half of this play, set in a B&B in a seaside town, it seems like the season is off to a good start, but a sudden plunge from comedy to horror in ...

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Alkaline – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Stephanie Martin  Director: Sarah Meadows  Reviewer: Stephen Bates  There are some parties where it is preferable to be a fly on the wall rather than an invited guest. Such is the case in Stephanie Martin’s new one-act play, in which Sophie throws a drinks party in an attempt to rekindle her fading friendship with Sarah. However, there is an ...

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Brutal Cessation – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

man and woman sit on floor in a white space

Writer: Milly Thomas Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: Stephen Bates When relationships go wrong, the result can be amicable (or unamicable) separation; in celebrity circles it can be “conscious uncoupling”, but, in her 50-minute play, Milly Thomas asks us to consider another option – that of brutal cessation. An unnamed couple face each other inside an unfurnished white square; they are ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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Hamlet – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley The poster for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s Hamlet – a skull wearing a red nose and grinning – promises a quirky, unique reading of the play that the company, unfortunately, does not deliver. This isn’t to say that the show is unsuccessful: it may not have been the production its ...

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