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The Shape of the Pain – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Chris Thorpe  Director: Rachel Bagshaw  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman We have all experienced pain. But along with the pain, we have evidence of a cause – a bruise or cut, say – and the knowledge that with healing, the pain will end. Director Rachel Bagshaw’s relationship with pain is very different. She has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a chronic condition ...

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Alice in Wonderland – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Mike Kenny Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A refreshing new take on the original – and that in itself is no small achievement – Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland gives more than a nod to contemporary issues such as identity. Opening scenes in Alice’s home and schoolroom segue seamlessly into more ...

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The Terrible Things I’ve Done – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Alan Harris Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals Reviewer: Chris Oldham Confession, apparently, is good for the soul. But what exactly constitutes a terrible thing? It’s a question that feels like it should be posed at the very beginning of Invisible Ink’sThe Terrible Things I’ve Done. Instead, it comes right atthe end. Performers Lynn Hunter, Hannah McPake, and Francois Pandolfo begin perched ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Lucy Rivers & Hannah McPake of Wonderman

With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Lucy Rivers &Hannah McPake of Wonderman answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on ...

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The Tempest – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Phelim McDermott Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Tempest – supposedly Shakespeare’s swansong – is also one of his most enigmatic, most consciously theatrical plays. It twists elements of romance, comedy, and tragedy into a multi-faceted whole, which is at times funny, at times sad, and at times piercingly relevant. Improbable, in this co-production with Northern Stage and ...

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The Forsythe Sisters – Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writers: Lucy Rivers &Hannah McPake Music: Lucy Rivers Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In The Forsythe Sisters, Gagglebabble invite you to attend an evening of mediumship at your local village hall. What follows is a random concoction of village characters, local myths, psychic demonstrations, live music and even a mini love story all bewilderingly but enjoyably rolled into the ...

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Grimm Tales – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Adaptation: Carol Ann Duffy Dramatisation: Tim Supple Director: Kevin Lewis Reviewer: Rachel Clark In a world where fairy tales often come bubble wrapped in layers of Disney animation it’s easy to forget that some of our most well-loved tales were originally conceived as violent folk tales that are chilling to young children and equally haunting to adults. Theatr Iolo’sGrimm Talestakes ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with GaggleBabble’s Lucy Rivers

Lucy Rivers and Oliver Wood

Apart from being an accomplished actress and a musician, she’salso one half of folk duoOlion Byw.Lucy Rivers bringthose skills to the fore to devise a new genre of theatre in The Bloody Ballad, her first outing as a writer for the company of which she’s one half, GaggleBabble. Ahead of their appearance at Latitude, Paul Couch caught up with her. ...

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