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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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Voyager – New Diorama, London

Devised by Idle Motion Director: Kate Stanley Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle Carrie is lost. A young teacher who’s struggling to come terms with her mother’s passing, Carrie wanders aimlessly through her daily life looking for direction. while sorting through her late mother’s belongings she comes across a tape recorder, that contains a message from the maternal figure that she ...

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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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That is All You Need to Know – CAST, Doncaster

Directors: Paul Slater, Kate Stanley Co-devisers: Chris Bone, Nicholas Pitt Reviewer: Beverley Haigh A few filing cabinets and some chairs and the stage becomes the setting for Bletchley Park, doubling up to represent two different time periods depicted in That is All You Need to Know, essentially two stories being told in one, but stories that are worthy of being ...

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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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NEWS: Pulse Festival launches 2015 line-up

Now in its 15th year, Ipswich Pulse Festival has been the Madonna of the festival circuit, constantly reinventing itself to keep pace with changing fashions. A test bed for local companies, a rehearsal room for Edinburgh, a showcase of past Edinburgh shows and even a mini Edinburgh Fringe Festival itself, Pulse has tried them all. Over the past couple of ...

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