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Who Cares – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Matt Woodhead Director: Matt Woodhead Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Hot on the heels of Lung’s ground-breaking Trojan Horse comes Who Cares - a searing indictment of the impact of austerity on support services for young carers. Based on real-life testimonies, this slickly staged and superbly performed piece cuts right to the heart of a failing system. The action centres on ...

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Medea – Bristol Old Vic

Four woman reaching towards a fifth at their centre

Writer: Euripides Translator: Robin Robertson Writer (Modern Story): Chino Odimba Director: George Mann Of the many interpretations of the classical Greek myth of Medea, only Euripides’ version has survived in full. A woman driven to extremes, delivering the ultimate act of vengeance on the man who betrayed her for another, and consequently demonised as an unnatural she-devil. George Mann, director ...

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STAGE SHOT: Peter Pan – National Theatre

Today the National Theatre released the production images for their annual family Christmas show. This year's treat is an adaptation of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan in a co-production between with Bristol Old Vic. When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland ...

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King Lear – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Morris Reviewer:Claire Hayes There may have been a glut of King Lears already in Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year, but never has one felt more apposite in its post-Brexit timing than this production from Bristol Old Vic. Timothy West takes on the role of a leader brought down and driven mad by his own actions, bequeathing ...

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Never Swim Alone – Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Daniel Maclvor Director: Cameron Carver Reviewer: Kris Hallett What does it take to be the ideal man? In the 50s, it was the cool, Rat Pack repartee of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr; the 60s, the Everyman charms of Steve McQueen. By the 80s it was the behemoths of Arnie and Stallone, today it's Gosling and Clooney that ...

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The Madame Macadam Travelling Theatre – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Writer: Thomas Kilroy Director: Jenny Stephens Reviewer: Kris Hallett So, a new year and a new batch of Bristol Old Vic acting students heading into their final year before graduation and plunging headfirst into the heady world of the acting profession. Though we’re all guilty of going along to these shows with a little bit of star hunting in mind, ...

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