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Flies – Pleasance Courtyard- Edinburgh

Writer:  Oliver Lansley Reviewer: Clare Howdon Flies, a co-production between Les Enfants Terribles and Pins and Needles Productions centres on Dennis whose irrational fear of flies is affecting his mental health to such a degree that he has bought a one-way ticket to Antarctica. However, when this plan is foiled, Dennis decides to fight his fear head on to regain ...

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Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised by: The Wardrobe Theatre Company Director: Adam Fuller Reviewer: Claire Hayes It may be July, but that doesn’t stop The Wardrobe theatre company from reprising its 2015 Christmas show, this time in the Factory Theatre. And why not, when this seasonally ubiquitous mash up of Guy Ritchie’s 1998 cockney gangster film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels with the ...

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Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Devised by: The Company Director: Adam Fuller Reviewer: Chris Oldham Self-referential, stylised and undeniably slick though they may be, there’s something about a Guy Ritchie film that has always been ripe for parody. In Goldilock, Stock, and Three Smoking Bears, director Adam Fuller and the four-strong cast who devised it have created a nugget of finely-tuned comic theatre using the ...

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Ablutions – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Patrick deWitt Adaptor: Matthew Whittle Director: Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Laura Maley Patrick DeWitt’s novel Ablutions becomes a stylish and powerful play from Fellswoop Theatre which ends its spring tour in The Lowry’s Studio. For an hour, Salford becomes the grimy Los Angeles underworld in which an unnamed bartender, heartbroken by the world around him, hatches a devious plan of ...

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Ablutions – Assembly Roxy Downstairs, Edinburgh

Director: Bertrand Lesca Dramaturg: Rina Vergano Musical Director: Ben Osborn Reviewer: Linford Butler Perfect pacing, impeccable acting and a sparsely set, well-crafted technical design, all underscored by an incredible country-blues Americana soundtrack, renders Fellswoop Theatre’s Ablutions – the very human, very tragic story of a barman falling into the depths of despair – an impeccably well-made and impressively polished piece ...

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Ablutions – Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Patrick deWitte Adaptor: Matthew Whittle Director: Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Madelaine Bowman Adapted from Patrick deWitt’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, Ablutions paints a darkly comic portrait of a hapless bartender’s struggle to break free from the tedium and debauchery of life behind the bar. Set in a Hollywood dive-bar populated by eccentrics, drug addicts and losers, the ...

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Ablutions – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Patrick de Witt (adapted by Fellswoop Theatre Company) Music: Ben Osborn Director: Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4] “Consider the barman,” consider him indeed. Set in L.A. and told in the style of a swaying drunken haze, it would be impossible to forget this barman. Ablutions is an adaptation from the Patrick de Witt novel of the same name. ...

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Oedipuss in Boots – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Director: Chris Collier Music: Kid Carpet Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] An eccentric fusion of Puss in Boots and the Greek tale Oedipus, Oedipuss In Boots is The Wardrobe Theatre’s second in-house production. Following on from the success of last year’s Home Alonely, the play is directed by Chris Collier, with Matthew Whittle as Creative Producer and Assistant Director. Together, they ...

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