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Venus and Adonis – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

A puppet Venus tempts a puppet Adonis with puppeteers faintly visible behind

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer:  John Kennedy You are the apotheosis of male perfection – Adonis (the clue's in the name). The Goddess of Love, Venus (ditto) is desperate to get you in the sack and at your sacs in a leafy glade down among the blue-veined violets – best not to dwell on that image. But, Lydian ...

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Something Very Far Away – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Mark Arends Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:4] The Unicorn is the UK’s leading theatre for Young People with a full programme of traditional stories and new writing commissions for all ages 2-21yrs. Founded by Caryl Jenner in 1947 as a touring company it now welcomes 70,000 children every year to its permanent home on Tooley Street. On the ...

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Barrow Hill – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Jane Wainwright Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Barrow Hill is Jane Wainwright’s debut play, set in her native Derbyshire. 86 year old Kath Bilby is determined to save her local Methodist Chapel from being converted into flats as her family ties to the place are numerous and considerable. But when she finds it is her own son ...

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Something Very Far Away – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer and director: Mark Arends Reviewed: Elizabeth Vile [rating:4.5] A touching and poignant tale of love and devotion is told through the use of puppets, multimedia and music. Lasting no longer than 40 minutes this intimate piece follows the life of a man who is fascinated by the night sky, after a personal tragedy he sets out on a quest ...

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