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We’ll Live and Die in These Towns – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Music & Lyrics: The Enemy Writer: Geoff Thompson Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Nicole Craft It’s been over 10 years since Coventry band The Enemy wowed critics with their debut album We’ll Live and Die in These Towns and around two years since the band announced their split, so it can hardly be said that the band were at the height ...

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The Pyramid Texts – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Geoff Thompson Director: Michael Vale Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ray runs a boxing gym and prides himself on instilling discipline into his boys. In the spirit of The Pyramid Texts, the most ancient religious writings known, he offers them his philosophy of boxing as a metaphor for life through spells, utterances and instruction. Today he is recording himself on video, ...

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Fragile – The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Geoff Thompson Director: Nigel Francis &Geoff Thompson Reviewer: James Garrington “I am special” says the man whose name the audience never hears. “Everything that happens to me is good.” He is special because that is what he was told. Told by someone he trusted, indeed idolised. Someone who then betrayed that trust. Now the only way he can try ...

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Fragile – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Geoff Thompson Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] Geoff Thompson’s partly autobiographical play is hard-hitting, uncomfortable viewing. By the age of thirty, and convinced that there must be more to life than menial jobs, Coventry-man Thompson decided to become a martial arts instructor, followed by living out his dream of becoming a writer, subsequently winning a BAFTA for ...

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