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Tortoise V Hare – Spike Island Café, Bristol

Reviewer: Tim Wright Living Spit duo Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin are back with their unique blend of comedy, music and rhyme. This time they’re re-telling the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. However, for this version we’re in Wrington running club. The club star - the brash, book deal wielding bully Barry Hare - is challenged to a ...

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Frankenstein – Salisbury Playhouse

Writers : Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin Director : Craig Edwards Reviewer : Joan Phillips Living Spit return to the stage with their new production, Frankenstein, co-produced by Salisbury Playhouse Only three years ago this hugely talented duo were playing in the cellars at Bristol Old Vic in front of a tiny audience. With a combination of bad props, hilarious ...

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Adolf and Winston – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised by: Living Spit Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Kris Hallett History doesn’t come much more condensed than in Living Spit’sAdolf and Winston, it’s also - Blackadder aside - unlikely to come any more entertaining. Living Spit have become a little bit of a Bristol institution; their two-man romps through history have presented such belters as The Six Wives of Henry ...

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Living Quiz – Theatre Shop, Clevedon

Writers and Performers: Stu Mcloughlin, Howard Coggins and Craig Edwards Compere: Niall Johnson Reviewer: Joan Phillips No longer hemmed in by squeezing historical “facts” into their material, Living Spit have free rein to indulge their comedy and musical talents in their very own live version of a pub quiz, Living Quiz. There has been a buzzing atmosphere in Clevedon this ...

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The Devil & The Shopkeeper – Theatre Shop, Clevedon

Writers: Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Claire Hayes There’s something thrilling transforming the seaside town of Clevedon this month, with the inaugural season of Theatre Shop, an empty retail unit on a pleasant square, reborn as a venue for professional live performance. Bristol-based Living Spit is one of the creative forces behind this reinvention, as well ...

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Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writers: Stu Mcloughlin &Howard Coggins Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Kris Hallett There’s a feeling of a returning band coming back to play a hometown gig about Bristol company Living Spit’s Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous. But like a band who insist on playing that difficult album in full alongside the hits, it’s a show that the dedicated lap up ...

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