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Flours – Chapter, Cardiff

Writers: Alice Downing and Kitty Hughes Director: Duncan Hallis Reviewer: Luke Seidel-Haas Hired by a temping agency, Twenty-somethings Billie (Alice Downing) and Dani (Kitty Hughes) are tasked with running a bakery. There’s just one problem – they don’t know the first thing about baking. Left alone with boxes full of ingredients and a table covered in utensils, the duo initially ...

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Blavatsky’s Tower – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Peter Scott Reviewer: Jacqui Onions 3 Crate has chosen a disturbing, intense and, at times, darkly comedic play in Moira Buffini’s Blavatsky’s Tower. The subject matter may not be to everyone’s taste but there is something strangely fascinating about the story of a family that have chosen never to leave their penthouse apartment in the tower ...

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Blavatsky’s Tower – Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Peter Scott Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin   Everyone thinks their families are normal, relatively speaking. Sometimes the only way to see things clearly is to see it through the eyes of someone else. The arrival of a doctor into the lives of the Blavatsky family shake up the world they have always known; A world contained entirely in ...

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Smash It Up – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Mr And Mrs Clark Smash It Up

Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Blending art installation, film, physical theatre and drama, Smash It Up is a stirring, thought-provoking theatre experience that you will never forget. Taking the demolition of The Chartist Mural in Newport to make way for a shopping centre as its starting point and focus, Smash It Up expands its thinking to explore destruction of art, and indeed ...

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Triptych – Wales Millennium Centre & Chapter Arts Centre

Writers: Gwyneth Glyn &Judith Roberts, with help from the cast Director: Judith Roberts Reviewer:Jafar Iqbal What soldiers go through during a war has been well-documented – the pain, the trauma, the loss. Those who return home are treated as heroes for their service and restored to civilian life. Triptych, the powerful three-part performance from De Oscuro, turns this idea of ...

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Playing ‘The Maids’ – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Director: Phillip Zarrilli Reviewer: Denis Lennon If you are looking for a production of Jean Genet’s The Maidswhen you come to Chapter to watch Playing ‘The Maids’ you will find something else entirely, and may not get what you came for. What you will get, however, is a performance that engages and interrogates the notions of servitude within Genet’s world ...

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Downtown Paradise – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Mark Jenkins Director: Michael Kelligan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels “A powerhouse of emotion” is not too strong a description for Downtown Paradise. Running the gauntlet of emotions, and set mainly in a Californian prison cell, this is a steamy and committed drama that pulls out all the stops. Taking place against the backdrop of the USA in the Seventies, playwright ...

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Roberto Zucco – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Bernard-Marie Koltès Music: Gareth Evans Director: Mathilde López Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Described as “A cheap 1980s version of the Ten Commandments in a Brothel,” the August 012 Theatre Company’s presentation of Koltè’s play based on the infamous Italian serial killer Roberto Zucco may not be to everyone’s taste. Unequivocally brash and violent, cruel and noisy with an extraordinary mix ...

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