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Langa Methodist Choir – St Just Miners’ Chapel, Cornwall

Reviewer: John Kennedy From Cape Town to Cape Cornwall - courtesy of a personal invitation and introduction by Glastonbury beard-confused guru, Michael Eavis, together with Reverend Mbuso Kubone and St Just Methodist Miners’ Chapel’s David James, Cornwall hosts the most deliriously stealth-Christian evangelism ever set in song - possibly. Or at least since the hypnotic 1958 recording of Missa Luba ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Pals – Sweet Venues Waterfront 1

Two soldiers

Writer & Director: Jason Gerdes Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Cornwall-based theatre company North South Theatre bring their touching World War 2 piece Pals to the Brighton Fringe. A tale of comradeship, Pals sees three young friends sign up as new recruits after Kitchener’s push in the first years of the Second World War. We follow the three young soldiers from signing ...

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Kernow King: Trevithick! – Barbican, Plymouth

Written by: Edward Rowe Director: Simon Harvey Reviewer: Karen Bussell Stephenson, tick; Watt, tick; Newcomen, possibly; Trevithick, who? Never heard of him. How did the illustrious father of steam transportation fall so far below the radar of general knowledge? Cornish comedian Edward Rowe’s ‘Story of Cornwall’s Greatest Son’ is a fun and fact-filled 75 minutes putting the 19th Century genius ...

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Zonk FM – Exeter Phoenix

Writer:Angus Brown Director:Tom Adams Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Debbie Tyler (Sally Crooks) is 33 and lives with her adoptive parents in rural Cornwall, devoting her days to broadcasting ‘Noise FM’ – her own blend of records mixed, mashed up and overlaid with raucous or unusual sounds, almost always played at maximum volume. Debbie loves noise, has not a few obsessive ...

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Alaska – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Carl Grose Director: Simon Harvey Reviewer: Lucy Corley Justin is preparing to spend four weeks fending for himself in the wilds of Alaska. He is armed with a thin cotton hoody, “Grunt Burnley’s Outdoor Survival Handbook” and half a packet of Quavers. Created by Cornwall-based Blackfish Theatre with Makin Projects, Alaska promises quirky, comedic adventure from the start and ...

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Rebecca – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Daphne Du Maurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Joan Phillips Emma Rice has adapted and directed this latest version of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca for Kneehigh Theatre. How appropriate for a Cornish theatre company to produce this classic story of the destructive forces of the sea and human nature, set on the very precipice of the south west ...

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BIANCO – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Director: Firenza Guidi Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [Rating:3] In 2012, NoFit State Circus created BIANCO_Time for Beauty with the Eden Project in Cornwall. Re-worked for touring, they now present a new incarnation of the show – BIANCO_Turning Savage. Although described as “the story of a great journey inside and outside ourselves,” a story of any kind is barely detectable throughout the ...

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