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The Devil’s Violin – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer &Composer: Lucy Rivers Director: Helen Perry Reviewer: Jacqui Onions The Devil’s Violin is the first of the Lights Down, Listen Sessions at Sherman Theatre in collaboration with BBC Wales Radio Drama. The series has the great concept of presenting radio plays in a theatre setting, taking audiences out of the everyday places where we usually listen to the radio ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with GaggleBabble’s Lucy Rivers

Lucy Rivers and Oliver Wood

Apart from being an accomplished actress and a musician, she’salso one half of folk duoOlion Byw.Lucy Rivers bringthose skills to the fore to devise a new genre of theatre in The Bloody Ballad, her first outing as a writer for the company of which she’s one half, GaggleBabble. Ahead of their appearance at Latitude, Paul Couch caught up with her. ...

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Pulse Festival: The Bloody Ballad – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Lucy Rivers Director: Adele Thomas Music: Lucy Rivers Reviewer: Glen Pearce   For those who have always thought that behind the perky smiles of ‘have a nice day’ America lurkssomething much darker, The Bloody Ballad could confirm their worst nightmares. Not that troubled teenager Mary Maid does much smiling. An attendant in the family-run gas station, Mary’s fixed grimace ...

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The Bloody Ballad featuring Mary and the Missing Fingers – Bristol Old Vic

Writer, Music &Lyrics: Lucy Rivers Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Kath Hill [rating:5] It sounds like an April Fool’s joke doesn’t it? What do you get when you cross a thumping rockabilly gig with a horror film? The Bloody Ballad. As punch lines go, this one’s pretty funny too, once you get past the grim themes of abuse, betrayal, vengeance and ...

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