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Love Steals Us From Loneliness – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Kim Pearce Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Although Shakespeare had quite another meaning in mind when writing his most famous sonnet, after seeing Gary Owen’s new play Love Steals Us From Loneliness, it’s hard not to interpret the half line ‘love is not love’ rather differently. Real modern love is nothing like the perfect fairy tale we’ve been ...

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Iphigenia in Splott – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sophie Melville as Effie

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Abbie Rippon   What a powerful force Iphigenia in Splott is. You feel adrenaline pulsing through your veins just watching it. It is gripping, fiery, passionate, and, most poignantly, honest from start to finish. Once the applause dies down you are left staggered and breathless. Gary Owen has written a true masterpiece. It ...

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Iphigenia in Splott – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Sophie Melville as Effie

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Chris Oldham   Apparently Effie has saved us all – every single one of us. We owe her. And she’s about to tell us why. Taking its title from the character in Greek mythology, and the area of Cardiff in which it’s set,Gary Owen’s one­woman monologue Iphigenia in Splott follows Effie (Sophie Melville) ...

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Iphigenia in Splott – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Hamza Naveed   It’s safe to say that the last seven days have been among the most important for this generation. Across the UK, millions of people have already mapped out the next five years. Fictionalised them. And in a small studio space in Cardiff that seats a hundred people, one young woman’s ...

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Free Folk – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Kirstie Davis Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Five strangers are thrown together when a river floods on a dark and stormy night in the forest. The theme – that of exploration of life and identity brought unexpectedly under the microscope – is not new, and has been worked by writers more famed than Gary Owen, whose brainchild ...

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Perfect Match – Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Brigid Lamour Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Part of Watford Palace Theatre’s Ideal World Season, Gary Owen’s new play Perfect Match looks at the rôle that the internet has to play in our relationships – whether forming new ones through cast-iron guaranteed dating services or shaking up long-existing partnerships that may or may not have gone stale. ...

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