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Providence: The Shadow Over Lovecraft – Old Red Lion, London

Writers & Directors: Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott While of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft maybe full of impending doom and demonic characters, his own life was no less dramatic. Turnpike Productions bring their biographical drama Providence: The Shadow Over Lovecraft to the Old Red Lion Theatre’s Lovecraft Festival, using the writer’s life to explore the odd family ...

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Providence – Old Red Lion, London

Writers & Directors: Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With Halloween almost upon us, our thoughts turn to spooks and scares as we revel in stories of terror and fear. But rarely do we think of the authors of these tales, the people who created the monsters and unexplained happenings that frighten us so cleverly. Dominic Allen and ...

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The First Hippo on the Moon – The Lowry, Salford

  Writer: David Wallaims Company: Les Petits Reviewer: Clare Boswell  Based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, the critically acclaimed production of The First Hippo on the Moon has been adapted by acclaimed award winning Theatre company Les Petits, is currently on tour and myself and my young companions (aged 5 and 2) had the pleasure of seeing it at The ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Les Enfants Terribles – The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory

The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory

Writer: Oliver Lansley &Anthony Spargo Director: Emma Earle Music: Tom Gisby Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Twice a day, for the entirety of Latitude, a piece of family theatre springs up from the fertile imaginations of Les Enfants Terrible. A side-quel to the companies hugely successful The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie, this piece, The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory, success ...

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The Boy on the Swing – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Joe Harbot Director: Laura Jasper Reviewer: Kris Hallett A man picks up a business card off the floor, dials it and thus begins a dizzying and disorienting journey which will lead to an eventual tête-à-tête with God (or is it?). Coming across as a mixture of Kafka’sThe Trialand 21st century Ionesco mixed with Douglas Adams,Joe Harbot’sThe Boy on the ...

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NEWS: Vault 2014 line up announced

Following on from the success of the 2012 Festival, Heritage Arts have announced details of VAULT 2014: a wide-ranging programme of performance, live music, discussions and one-off late night events. Taking place across six weeks in Waterloo’s Leake Street tunnels, ticketed performances will take place alongside free music and late night parties and events. The festival is headlined by two ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Belt Up Theatre’s The Boy James – C Nova

Writer: Alexander Wright Director: Dominic Allen Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] The Belt Up Theatre experience is always magical and unique and The Boy James proves to be no exception. We are led into a darkly cosy "drawing room", coaxed back to our childhoods, and begin to play parlour games - then it's time to close our eyes and wait for ...

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