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Around The World in 80 Days – Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Writer: Jules Verne Adaption: Phil Willmott Director: Tim Clayton Reviewer: Harry Mottram Like any long journey, Tim Clayton’s Around the World in 80 Days trundles along with periods of flatness interspersed with moments of high interest. Moments you remember like the circus, the elephant journey and the Parisian nightclub, rather than some of the muddled scene changes in what is inevitably ...

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Dark Land Light House – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Woman in space suit

Writer: Timothy X Atack Director: Tanuja Amarasuriya Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Like buses, you wait for ages for one sci-fi horror to hit the stage and then two come along at once. Alistair McDowell's X at the Royal Court split the critics and I have a feeling Dark Land Light House may do the same. It's a beautifully realised production ...

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A Christmas Carol – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Ebenezer Scrooge played by Derek Frood

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: Katherine Senior Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Christy Ku Exeter Northcott and Creative Cow collaborate to adapt Charles Dickens’ festive classic, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, literature’s most famous miser, despises Christmas and those who celebrate it. However, on Christmas Eve he is visited by supernatural beings who seek to show him the true festive spirit and ...

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Homeward Bound – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Ruth Mitchell Director: Derek Frood Reviewer: Christy Ku 'Baseball is a haunted game in which every player is measured against the ghosts of those who have gone before'. -Ken Burns, The History of Baseball Inspired by her son’s obsession with baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ruth Mitchell creates a one woman show, telling her story of growing up ...

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The Talisman – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: W.W Jacobs Adapters: Ripple &Nick Discombe Director: David Prescott Reviewer: Christy Ku The Talisman updates W.W. Jacobs’ short story The Monkey’s Paw, creating a spooky and modern, but faithful, play. Amanda and Gary are a couple hopelessly deep in debt when Gary’s friend returns from war and hands them an ancient talisman. It has the power to grant three ...

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I Believe in Unicorns – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Daniel Jameison Reviewer: Clare Howdon Currently touring the UK, Theatre Alibi have created a belter of a show in their innovative reworking of Morpurgo's much loved children's book I Believe in Unicorns. The story centres around young Tomas who isn't a fan of books and stories and like most young boys, is much happier tobogganing with ...

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Curiosity Shop – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: Daniel Jamieson Director: Nikki Sved Composer: Thomas Johnson Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] Exeter’s Northcott Theatre currently plays host to Curiosity Shop, Theatre Alibi’s latest twist on a classic. This first leg of a national tour sets the standard high, leaving the audience applauding for more. Based on Charles Dickens’ novel The Old Curiosity Shop and bringing the Victorian tale ...

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