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Beauty and the Beast – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve Devised by: New International Encounter, Cambridge Junction and Alex Byrne Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer: Claire Hayes  Bristol’s Tobacco Factory has garnered a deserved reputation for the quality of its family Christmas shows and this year’s playfully quirky Beauty and the Beast is no exception. Think Disney unplugged; New International Encounter (NIE) and Cambridge Junction under the direction ...

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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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Around the World in 80 Days – The Junction, Cambridge

Writer:Jules Verne Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer: Flip Miller If at this time of year you need a rest from pantomime then the Junction in Cambrige have just the answer. The Junction has a reputation for some querky shows but this one is almost mainstream. Around the World in 80 days is based on the famous Jules Verne book. The title ...

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North, North, North – The Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer:Jay Nuttall New International Encounters have been regular visitors to the Unity and the premise of the show an interesting one. A doomed journey to the North Pole! They have garnered a very good reputation locally, unfortunately North, North, North does very little to warrant this acclaim. This 75minute one-act show based around the true story of ...

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Hansel and Gretel – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writers: The Brothers Grimm (and New International Encounter) Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:3.5] Christmas is a time for families, entertainment and imagination. Bringing the whole clan together for an evening of shared adventures is what the traditional family show is all about. This year, Bristol's Tobacco Factory Theatre has joined forces with New International Encounter (NIE) in bringing ...

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