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Cinderella: A Fairytale – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Devised by: The Company Revival Director: Chris Pirie Reviewer: Chris Oldham Gearing up for a recently extended run into the New Year, Cinderella: A Fairytale returns to the Tobacco Factory theatre this Christmas for the first time since its première back in 2011. Taking the Grimm Brothers' version of the well-known fairytale as its template, it tells the story of ...

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Frankenstein – Salisbury Playhouse

Writers : Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin Director : Craig Edwards Reviewer : Joan Phillips Living Spit return to the stage with their new production, Frankenstein, co-produced by Salisbury Playhouse Only three years ago this hugely talented duo were playing in the cellars at Bristol Old Vic in front of a tiny audience. With a combination of bad props, hilarious ...

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Into The West – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer and Director: Greg Banks Musical Director: Thomas Johnson Reviewer: Claire Hayes Bristol-based theatre company Travelling Light is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Into the West, the show that first established its reputation, by reviving it for a new generation of young people. And such is the timelessness of this play’s vivid, lyrical storytelling that it seems as relevant and ...

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Jane Eyre – Bristol Old Vic

The cast of Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic

Author: Charlotte Brontë Music: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Laura Hesketh   After an incredible run at London’s National Theatre, Sally Cookson’s epic reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre returns to Bristol Old Vic as a single thrilling piece of drama. Unlike many screen adaptations that have portrayed Brontë’s novel as a romance, Cookson and the ensemble’s interpretation of ...

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Adolf and Winston – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised by: Living Spit Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Kris Hallett History doesn’t come much more condensed than in Living Spit’sAdolf and Winston, it’s also - Blackadder aside - unlikely to come any more entertaining. Living Spit have become a little bit of a Bristol institution; their two-man romps through history have presented such belters as The Six Wives of Henry ...

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Living Quiz – Theatre Shop, Clevedon

Writers and Performers: Stu Mcloughlin, Howard Coggins and Craig Edwards Compere: Niall Johnson Reviewer: Joan Phillips No longer hemmed in by squeezing historical “facts” into their material, Living Spit have free rein to indulge their comedy and musical talents in their very own live version of a pub quiz, Living Quiz. There has been a buzzing atmosphere in Clevedon this ...

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The Devil & The Shopkeeper – Theatre Shop, Clevedon

Writers: Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Claire Hayes There’s something thrilling transforming the seaside town of Clevedon this month, with the inaugural season of Theatre Shop, an empty retail unit on a pleasant square, reborn as a venue for professional live performance. Bristol-based Living Spit is one of the creative forces behind this reinvention, as well ...

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