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Chip Shop Chips – Market Hall, Scarborough

Writer: Becky Prestwich Director: Adam Quayle Designer: Katie Scott Reviewer: Ron Simpson When Richard Wagner came up with the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, the total all-embracing work of art, he probably didn’t anticipate mixing in fish suppers, a trivia quiz and a silly-hat competition with a touching little comedy/drama of first love, lost love and the impermanence of youth. Adam ...

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Narvik – Theatre Royal, York

Writer Lizzie Nunnery Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Composers: Vidar Norheim and Martin Heslop Reviewer: Ron Simpson It is significant that playwright Lizzie Nunnery is described as “a singer-songwriter”, Narvik is billed as “a new play with songs” and Box of Tricks, the company that commissioned it and is touring it, call themselves “the new play makers”. The play and production are very much ...

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Plastic Figurines – New Diorama, London

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a lengthy tour beginningin 2015, Manchester-basedtheatre company Box of Tricks is bringing back its production of Ella Carmen Greenhill's 75-minute play Plastic Figurinesfor a four-week London run. The production's success seems to confirm a recent trend which has seen the "difficult" subject of autism become box office and the ...

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The Ballad of Rudy – Chelsea Theatre, London

Writer: Matt Borgatti Director: Andrew Barry Music: Will Dollard, Mary Erskine and David Lydon with additional material from Dan Bottomley, Claude Deppa and Wendy Paver Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4] A reindeer not interested in pulling a sleigh, a jazz penguin too cool for the South Pole and a polar bear feeling blue because of global warming, this is a Christmas ...

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Bump – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Writer: Laura-Kate Barrow Director: Peter Mitchelson Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3.5] Years after they were pupils at the same school Matt (Thomas Casson) and Louise(Sarah Keating) bump into each other in a church where each has retreated to contemplate their personal situation. They discuss confused memories of their schooldays and reluctantly begin to reveal the concerns that brought them into the ...

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