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Bucolic – Judson Memorial Church, New York City

Created and Composed by Lauren Maul Reviewer: Charlotte Lang-Bush In the fluorescently-lit basement beneath the Judson Memorial Church, a chipper real estate agent holds a ghoulish flashlight under her chin as she chirps about the multiple gory murders that happened in the house she’s selling. Later, a group of gleeful schoolgirls put on an ingeniously sinister shadow-puppet show about Wolf ...

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The Dark Carnival – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Conceived, written and directed by Matthew Lenton Music & Lyrics: Biff Smith Reviewer: Dominic Corr Below the soil, amidst the worms and the spiders you might just hear clinking glasses, it might just be The Dark Carnival. When we die – we die. Tragic I hear you say, but as Mrs Eugenia Mark herself proclaim; 'it’s more fun than being ...

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The Fall of the House of Usher – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Director: David Pountney Usher House Music &Text: Gordon Getty La Chute de la Maison Usher Music &Text: Claude Debussy Reviewer: Lauren Anders It isn’t often that a company can create a tension so high that the audience is sat on the edges of their seats before the curtain has even gone up, but this is exactly the reaction that Welsh ...

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