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The Borrowers – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Bea Roberts from the novel by Mary Norton  Director: Nik Partridge Designer: Rosanna Vize Composer: David Ridley Lighting Designer: Jess Bernberg Reviewer: Leah Tozer With a pitter-patter of petite feet and a-pocketing of confectionery, paper planes, and a crisp packet for a great escape, the Factory Theatre is the magical, mischievous, pocket-sized Clock family’s giant playground this Christmas. With witty, loveably believable writing from Bea ...

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Infinity Pool and Eurohouse – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writers and Performers: Bea Roberts (Infinity Pool) Nasi Voustas and Bertrand Lesca (Eurohouse) Reviewer: Kris Hallett A spirit of collaboration is currently occurring in Bristol where two of Bristol Ferments - an incubator for new work supported by Bristol Old Vic - recent success stories are playing at Tobacco Factory Theatres. In an era where a proliferation of hour long ...

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Infinity Pool – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Deirdre Mullins and Nik Partridge Reviewer: Karen Bussell For a play without actors (and no spoken dialogue), there are plenty of characters to meet in 2015’s Theatre503 Playwriting prize winner Bea Roberts’ funny, quirky and innovative Infinity Pool: a modern retelling of Madame Bovary. Peopled with myriad work colleagues, couch potato husband, gap year daughter, pioneering ...

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And Then Came The Nightjars – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: David Jobson The 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic devastated farming communities and its effects linger even today. Fifteen years on, West Country playwright, Bea Roberts, has taken her experiences of that year to write this beautifully crafted play. The play follows Michael and Jeff, a farmer and vet respectively on a small family farm in ...

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And Then Come the Nightjars – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer : Bea Roberts Director : Paul Robinson Reviewer : Joan Phillips Bea Roberts manages to touch many hearts and issues in her award-winning play, set in rural Devon just as the foot-and-mouth crisis hits the farming community in 2001. David Fielder plays Michael, the curmudgeonly cattle farmer caring for ‘his girls’. Recently widowed, he has fallen into sleeping in ...

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And Then Come The Nightjars – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Claire Hayes There is a fierce and tender connection to the land threading through And Then Come the Nightjarsthatmight seem reminiscent of Irish influences - from the recently late, great Brian Friel to John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar. And yet, this original writing from Bea Roberts, developed with Bristol Old Vic Ferment and ...

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And Then Come The Nightjars – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Bea Roberts Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Joint winner of the inaugural Theatre 503 playwriting award, Bea Roberts’ 75-minute oneact play here gets the professional production that formed part of its prize. The play is a two-hander that takes snapshots from the lives of its protagonists over a 12 year period and charts their maturing friendship. It is ...

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Infinity Pool – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer and Director: Bea Roberts Reviewer: Lucy Corley Imagine a play where the single performer never speaks. Throughout Bea Roberts’ one-woman production she scarcely opens her mouth; instead, the story is told through two projector screens, an old-fashioned TV set, a soundtrack of pop songs and occasional mime. Yet Roberts quickly gets the Bike Shed Theatre audience chuckling, and ten ...

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