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Happiness Ltd – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Tom Nicholas Director: Jo Newman Reviewer: Kelyn Luther In a world where dating is a swipe left or swipe right, could you make a computer game that tracks and rewards your happiness? As computer game writer Tyler (Liam Salmon) puts it, has his fellow computer game designer Vi (Gabrielle Sheppard) invented a ‘Pokémon Go for clinical depression’? Sheppard endearingly portrays ...

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Jonny and the Baptists: Eat the Poor – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervase

Director: Will Young Writer: Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Jonny and the Baptists return to the road straight from their hugely popular Edinburgh Fringe run of Eat the Poor. The musical satire duo have brought a show to The Bike Shed Theatre every year for the past five years. Going from playing in the bar, to one ...

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The Episode – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Director: Emily Greenslade & Tom Brennan Writer: Tom Brennan Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Award-winning theatre maker Tom Brennan brings us his latest production, The Episode. An intimate show about fashion and the all too vivid reality of reality television. Kate (Nesba Crenshaw) had everything. The money, the lifestyle, the editorial position at the biggest fashion magazine in the country, but for the ...

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Grandad and the Machine – Venue: Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Jack Dean Director: Polly Agg-Manning Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller Like a great clattering, thundering steam train, Jack Dean’s storytelling sweeps into the theatre and pulls you up on board.  Dean wants to take you to a world that’s strange yet familiar – dystopian, yet home.  But this is storytelling for the YouTube generation, there’s no time for Once Upon ...

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Josh Howie’s Messed Up – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter 

Writer &Performer: Josh Howie  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts  Josh Howie wants to find what presses our buttons. He revels in it, and why not? It is endlessly fascinating what some people find ‘too far’ in the realms of comedy and where we all differ drawing the line.   Throughout this hour-long show, we are treated to a tongue in cheek insight into Howie’s life. The married father of four tells us stories ranging from the ...

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As Funny As Cancer – Bike Shed, Exeter

Writer and performer: Beth Vyse Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts What do breast cancer and Deal or No Deal have in common? Beth Vyse is here to explain all in her solo show, As Funny As Cancer. On the way in the audience is greeted by a loud American woman in a large blond wig, each person welcomed and given a ping ...

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Are You There? – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter 

Writer: Lucy Bell Director: Beth Shouler Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Are You There? Takes a look at modern Christianity in rural Devon. Written by award-winning Exeter playwright Lucy Bell and produced by Theatre West, the performance is part of Theatre West’s season of new writing running during November throughout Bristol and beyond. Shirley runs the local church Alpha course, so far no ones turned up. ...

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Nuketown – Derby Theatre

Writer: Jack Dean Director: Tom Wright Reviewer: Hannah Powell An epic tale of love, action, imaginary locations, and above all… Lego. Nuketown is an incredibly innovative show from Bikeshed Theatre, combining classic storytelling with cinematographic devices. Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audience leading to a performance packed full of fun, taking even the most reluctant spectator back to their childhood ...

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