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Spring Offensive – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer: Victoria Willing Director: Marie McCarthy Reviewer: Sophia Moss Spring Offensive is an intelligent, bleak and ambitious exploration of war tourism, disappointment, loneliness and life as a British expat. The first half of this play is compelling but, as the evening wears on, tensions rise and the laughter is replaced by awkward silences, the audience may be confused and a ...

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Bunnies – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Kieran Lynn Director: David Lockwood Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] A play concerning a farmer’s radical attempt to restore his land to its supposed former glory, and the differing reactions of his children, or Bunnies for short, has quite possibly the most accurate title devised for theatre in recent times. Pessimistic and feeling nostalgic for the past, Farmer Stamper’s farm ...

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A Little Nonsense – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Oliver Hoare Director: Anna Girvan Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] Produced by Juncture Theatre, A Little Nonsense pulls together inspiration from different sources, including David Lynch’s surrealism (affectionately dubbed as “Lynchian” style), Samuel Beckett’s infuriation with language and the trademark deadpan physical comedy of Buster Keaton. Upon entering the theatre, we are greeted by the mischievous Clown, who sits in ...

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All An Act – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Sean Michael Welch Director: Melody Erfani Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] The Bike Shed Theatre is committed to seeking out and showcasing local, national and international theatre to those of us in the South West and boy should we be glad. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe 2012, All An Act delves into the dark comedy to be found beneath the ...

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