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The Misfit Analysis – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Cian Binchy and Access All Areas Director: Nick Llewellyn Reviewer: Paul Couch Cian Binchy is a bit of a provocateur. His current show, The Misfit Analysis, is an examination of the world through his eyes as a young, autistic man, and he pulls no punches in making the audience uncomfortable if that's what it takes to make us face ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – The Grand, Leeds

Writer:  Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Stephen Brennan The floor and walls of the stage at The Grand in Leeds are covered in gridlines straight from a maths textbook. The effect is to create a claustrophobic and oppressive cage filled with, among other things, a number of white crates, seemingly miscellaneous items ...

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Travels with Autism – Just the Tonic at The Caves, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Controversial and award-winning comedian Jay Islaam, renowned for his dark, divisive and non-PC act, is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show Travels with Autism and delivers something very different this time around. When Islaam comes on stage his calm and good-natured welcome conflicts with his confession about sex dolls and cream, a story he ...

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Plastic Figurines – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Ray Taylor This brand new play explores the relationship between siblings Rose and Mikey in the wake of their mother’s diagnosis of leukaemia and subsequent death. A situation already hard enough is compounded by the fact that Mikey suffers with autism while Rose is left with all the responsibility for him. The ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Simon Stephens Music: Adrian Sutton Director: Marianne Elliot Movement Directors: Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett Reviewer: Sue Collier An audience of mainly young people attend the opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Bradford Alhambra. This play is based on Mark Haddon’s book of the same name which has become a set text ...

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Cartoonopolis – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Lewis Bray Directors: Matt Rutter and Chris Tomlinson Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Cartoon characters may be two-dimensional but this full-blooded offering is far from flat. Writer and performer Lewis Bray has taken the bold decision to use his own family’s experience of autism to inspire this powerful and often disturbing one-man show. Bray, a product of the Young Everyman Playhouse ...

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Punk Rock – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Laura Norman Reviewer: Paul Couch The best years of our lives? Don’t bank on it. As the New Wolsey Young Company rolls out its next generation of acting talent, Simon Stephens’ uncompromising Punk Rock is an ideal vehicle with which to showcase its skills. First staged in 2009, Punk Rocklacks the flippant charm of Alan Bennett'sHistory ...

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Matthew’s Passion – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Mike James Director: Chris Durnall Music: Robin &Bina Williamson Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [Rating:3] Matthew’s Passion follows the events that unfold in a small West Wales village when music therapist, Martin (Simon Nehan), begins to work with autistic teenager, Matthew (Callum Glanville-Ellis). The play has been billed as a look at the world through the eyes of a teenage boy ...

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