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Don’t Look Away – Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Writer: Grace Chapman Director: Nicholas Pitt Reviewer: David Guest Asylum seekers and their plight is an issue regularly seen on the news, but increasingly the topic is being explored on stage as more and more people ask the question, “What can be done?” The impact on the refugees is portrayed on a large scale in plays such as The Jungle, ...

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It’s Not A Sprint – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Maddie, in typical just-turned-30 fashion, decides to run a marathon. Over the 26.2 gruelling miles, Maddie must come to terms with her many life decisions to date. Carrying a one-woman show for 50 minutes is a tough task but doing so whilst running the equivalent of at least 10K on stage is for many, the stuff of ...

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One Festival: Programme B  – The Space Theatre, London

Perfect written by Rachael Claye and directed by Danielle McIlven Motherland written by Naomi Joseph and directed by Rachael Black It’s Not A Sprint written by Grace Chapman directed by Ellie Simpson Sweet Fade written by Charlotte Powell and directed by Orlando James Reviewer: Richard Maguire This is the final year of the One Festival at The Space where 19 ...

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Shooting With Light – New Diorama Theatre, London

  Writers/Directors: Grace Chapman, Sophie Cullen, Ellie Simpson, Kate Stanley, Nathan Parkinson, Julian Spooner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It’s always fun when art forms cross-pollinate. It’s even more so when that conjugation turns out to produce something more than a mash-up and results in work that pushes forward to a new understanding of both. That’s the general idea of what’s happening ...

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That Is All You Need To Know – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised and written by: the Company (with dramaturgy by Lotte Wakeham) Directors: Paul Slater and Kate Stanley Reviewer: Joan Phillips Idle Motion’s That is All You Need to Know has it all. A cracking new story, some great characters, good acting and spectacular multi-media staging. That is All You Need to Know is the story of one of the best ...

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Pulse Festival: That Is All You Need To Know – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Co-devisers: Chris Bone and Nicholas Pitt Directors: Paul Slater and Kate Stanley Reviewer: Glen Pearce   One of the unexpected side effects of the recent anniversaries of the start of both the First and Second World Wars is the recognition that the stories from these conflicts need to be captured and preserved. It’s not only the soldier’s tales from the ...

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Shooting With Light – The Lowry, Salford

Writers, devisers and directors: Grace Chapman, Sophie Cullen, Nathan Parkinson, Ellie Simpson, Julian Spooner, Kate Stanley Reviewer: Laura Maley Photojournalist Gerda Taro’s story and place in history has been forgotten for many years, but in Shooting with Light, Idle Motion’s determination to capture her spirit pays off in a visually rich, memorable production at The Lowry’s Aldridge Studio theatre. It ...

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Shooting With Light – New Diorama, London

Writers: The Cast and Director Director: Kate Stanley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Some of the most famous images of the 20th Century are of conflict – pictures of soldiers, of injured civilians, of devastated towns. One of the key characteristics of warfare in this period is the blurring of the boundaries between those that fight and non-combatants who increasingly become ...

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