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HighTide Festival: Brunch Plays – The Cut, Halesworth

Writers: Shiona Morton, Berri George, John Barton, Karis Halsall Director: Melanie Spencer Reviewer: Glen Pearce A leisurely Sunday morning. Coffee, bacon rolls and new writing. What could be better? HighTide have assembled a team of writers either based in, or inspired by the area, to write a series of micro plays. Given rehearsed, script in hand, readings, the series of ...

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HighTide Festival: The Adventure – The Printworks, Halesworth

Writer: Oliver Birch Director: Dan Bird Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   Some reviews are difficult to write, not because there isn’t anything to say about a production, but, because the fact that the element of surprise is so central to the success of the piece, that to say anything that would weaken the whole experience. So it is with Bad ...

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HighTide Festival: The Hour of Feeling – The Rifle Hall, Halesworth

Writer: Mona Mansour Director: Richard Fitch Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:2.5] Middle Eastern political upheaval often causes ripples way beyond the national boundaries of the countries involved. It’s perhaps appropriate then, that HighTide have chosen Mona Mansour’s The Hour Of Feeling as one of a quartet of plays from New York’s Public Theatre to cross the Atlantic to play in Suffolk. ...

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HighTide Festival: The Best Years Of Your Life – The Rifle Hall, Halesworth

Writers: Nancy Harris, Kenny Emson, Nicola Werenowska, Mahlon Prince, Tom Eccleshare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5] What is the best year of your life? Turning 16? 18? Your 21st? These formative years as you journey from childhood to adulthood are often looked back on with rose-tinted nostalgia but at the time where they really such great milestones? nabokov ...

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HighTide Festival: Organs Of Little Apparent Importance – The Cut, Halesworth

Writer: John Mcleod Dramaturg: Rob Drummer Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] Theatre is often seen as a communal experience, although we individually have differing responses to a piece we share that collective response with fellow audience members and share in the live experience as a whole. John Mcleod’s Organs of Little Apparent Importance takes a different route, providing a solitary experience ...

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HighTide Festival: Clockwork – The Cut, Halesworth

Writer: Laura Poliakoff Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5] With an expanding ageing population and lengthening life expectancy, the subject of how we care for the elderly is a subject close to many. Of course, the experience and expectations change over time and in Laura Poliakoff’s Clockwork we jump forward 80-odd years to see what sort of future today’s ...

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HighTide Festival: Mudlarks – The Cut, Halesworth

Writer: Vickie Donoghue Director: Will Wrightson Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] The black mud on the foreshore of the River Thames conceals many secrets. Across the centuries the mud has swallowed up the unwary, depositing their remains and belongings years later for treasure seekers. For three teenage Essex lads, the twists and turns of the mighty Thames offer both hopes and ...

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