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Cathy – BikeShed Theatre, Exeter

Cathy and Danielle

Written: Ali Taylor  Directed: Adrian Jackson Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts  This year sees 25 years of Cardboard Theatre creating thought-provoking performances with and for homeless people. Touring theatres, hostels, day centres and prisons their latest offering, Cathy, is a hard-hitting look at just how easy it is to fall between the cracks. Inspired by Ken Loach’s award-winning film Cathy Come Home, Cathy tells the story of one ...

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The Lock In: Christmas Carol, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 

Devisor &Producer: Damien Barber Choreographer: Bobak Walker Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts    The Lock In: Christmas Carol is a Christmas show with a difference. All singing, all dancing, this show comes at you from every angle. Devised and produced by Damien Barber of the folk group The Demon Barbers, the show has folk at its heart. The incredible live score runs throughout and is as much ...

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Josh Howie’s Messed Up – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter 

Writer &Performer: Josh Howie  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts  Josh Howie wants to find what presses our buttons. He revels in it, and why not? It is endlessly fascinating what some people find 'too far' in the realms of comedy and where we all differ drawing the line.   Throughout this hour-long show, we are treated to a tongue in cheek insight into Howie's life. The married father of four tells us stories ranging from the ...

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As Funny As Cancer – Bike Shed, Exeter

Writer and performer: Beth Vyse Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts What do breast cancer and Deal or No Deal have in common? Beth Vyse is here to explain all in her solo show, As Funny As Cancer. On the way in the audience is greeted by a loud American woman in a large blond wig, each person welcomed and given a ping ...

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Are You There? – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter 

Writer: Lucy Bell Director: Beth Shouler Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Are You There? Takes a look at modern Christianity in rural Devon. Written by award-winning Exeter playwright Lucy Bell and produced by Theatre West, the performance is part of Theatre West's season of new writing running during November throughout Bristol and beyond. Shirley runs the local church Alpha course, so far no ones turned up. ...

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