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A Number – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: Ed Madden Designer: Carl Davies  Lighting: Joe Fletcher Sound Design/Composer: Tic Ashfield  Reviewer: Leah Tozer Caryl Churchill’s play about cloning is more pertinent, more perceptive, and more powerful than ever, and it has little to do with the technical practicalities of cloning now, almost twenty years after its premiere. Actually, A Number never had much to do with cloning at all, but connection: of ...

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The Grapes of Wrath – Nottingham Playhouse

Molly Logan (Rose)

Writer: Frank Galati adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer:  Claire Going John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel is widely acknowledged as an epic tale of struggle and unity, and Frank Galati’s stage adaptation has been lauded, winning a Tony Award back in 1990.  What a shame, then, that Abbey Wright’s new production of The Grapes of Wrath never quite ...

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Insignificance – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Emma Boswell “A play with timeless significance” This multi-layered play, written by acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson, comes to Mold’s Theatr Clwyd this month with a bold and starry-skied bang. The play brings together four cultural icons – Monroe, DiMaggio, Einstein and McCarthy to both delight and challenge viewers with themes ranging from the ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

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Salt, Root and Roe – Clywd Theatr Cymru.

Writer : Tim Price Director : Kate Wasserberg Reviewer : Stephanie Rowe [Rating:5] No matter what tragedy happens in Wales, the Welsh will write a song about it and suddenly it all sounds fine. The poem ‘Where once the waters of your face’ by Dylan Thomas, of the endearing tale of twins from the west coast of Wales who commit ...

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