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Cooped – Liverpool Playhouse

Writers: Cal McCrystal, Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park Director: Cal McCrystal Comedy four-piece Spymonkey are celebrating their 20-year anniversary and what better way to do so than with the revival of their 2001 show Cooped, what the cast have described as a “demented pulp gothic romance”, which believe you me only just about scratches the surface, as ...

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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL: Cooped – Worthing Pavilion Theatre.

Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Simon Topping 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Spymonkey, the UK's leading physical comedy ensemble. Based in Brighton they comprise a core creative ensemble of five leading international artists - artistic directors Toby Park, Petra Massey and Aitor Basauri, and associate artists Stephan Kreiss and designer Lucy Bradridge. In celebration of this passing of time, in ...

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The Scouse Nativity – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Additional Material/Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: John Roberts   If we are to be truly honest, then the Christmas shows over the past few years at The Royal Court have been a little hit and miss – the productions have tried to rely on the same formula of past successes and left little to the imagination, thankfully this ...

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One Man Two Guv’nors – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner and Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Dominic Corr Currently leaving ripples of laughter across the country, One Man Two Guvnors is striding out on its third UK tour. Leaving behind its home as a successful West End, Broadway and international production the show transforms Italian Commedia dell Arte into quintessential English slapstick. At the Festival Theatre ...

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Canoeing for Beginners – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Mike Yeaman Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: John Roberts You probably don’t remember the name Mike Darwin, but he’s the one who faked his own death – via a tragic canoeing accident so that alongside his wife could claim the insurance money… only to be found alive and well five years later. Canoeing for Beginners is Mike Yeaman’s own comedic ...

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Who Is Dory Previn? – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer:Kate Dimbleby and Naadia Sheriff with Amy Rosenthal Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Claire Hayes Kate Dimbleby walks on stage and talks of screaming on a plane and immediately it becomes clear that if we don’t already know about Dory Previn, whose words these are, then we should. Here is a woman who has spoken of extraordinary things and written extraordinary ...

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Peter Pan the Panto – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Cal McCytstal Writer: J. M. Barrie Adapter by Eric Potts Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tick tock Tick tock! What do we hear coming? Yes, it’s the dreaded sound of the croc in Milton Keynes’ fab, fun Xmas panto this year. Bradley Walsh returns to Milton Keynes’ Never Never Land as Smee after a gap of seven years, joined by none ...

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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s Dracula – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writers: Tom Mallaburn, Phil Mulryne, Jon Edgley Bond, Cal McCrystal Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Michael Gray   Fringe favourites Fitzrovia Radio Hour bring their unique Dracula to the well-appointed 1930s wireless studio on the stage of the Mercury. It could be argued that the rough edges and the cheap and cheerful approach is part of their charm, but fortunately the ...

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