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The Secret Keeper – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Angela Clerkin Director: Angela Clerkin and Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: James Garrington Confession, they say, is good for the soul. What happens, though, to those who hear the secrets confessed; and may there be consequences? This is the basic premise of Angela Clerkin’s The Secret Keeper. The Doll’s House Maker has been unhappy for nine years, ever since his ...

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Bullish – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “I am the Minotaur, who are you”, so echoes the rallying cry at the end of Milk Presents’ new show Bullish which uses the famous Greek myth to examine the pressures and expectation of gender identity. Showing as part of the Camden People’s Theatre’s Come as You Are Festival, which opens ...

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JOAN – Ovalhouse, London

Writer and Director: Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: Alex Ramon From a silent film classic and an often-revived George Bernard Shaw play to songs by Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush and Madonna, the singular figure of Joan of Arc has remained a somewhat unlikely icon and object of inspiration in 20th and 21st Century popular culture. This enduring fascination must be down, ...

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JOAN – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: David Doyle You might know St. Catherine from the Catherine Wheel, and you almost certainly know at least something of Joan of Arc. JOAN is their story, or at least it will be once Catherine shows up, until then this is about Joan. Lucy J Skilbeck’s exploration of the life of Joan of ...

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Penelope Retold – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Caroline Horton Director: Lucy Skilbeck Reviewer: Joan Phillips More revisionist history with a contemporary twist at the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol. Penelope Retold is a tender, humorous and compelling insight into the life of Penelope, wife of Odysseus. While the fabled King of Ithaca goes off to fight the Trojan Wars and adds his name to legend, academic history ...

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