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Knights of the Rose – Arts Theatre, London

Creator: Jennifer Marsden Director and choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Stephen Bates Perhaps it is inevitable that Game of Thrones: The Musical, will hit our stages one day, but, in the meantime, we have to make do with this fusion of classic rock anthems and a tale of heroism, bloodletting and tepid romance, set in a medieval kingdom where knights brandish ...

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Macbeth – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Adele Thomas Designer: Anisha Fields Lighting: Matthew Graham Sound: Max Pappenheim Reviewer: Leah Tozer Macbeth at the Tobacco Factory opens as one of Emily Dickinson’s famous works, about a fly interposing indifferently as death falls on its speaker, ends: ‘with Blue – uncertain – stumbling Buzz –’: the lighting is stark cyan, the space dark, and ...

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Beauty and the Beast – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve Devised by: New International Encounter, Cambridge Junction and Alex Byrne Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer: Claire Hayes  Bristol’s Tobacco Factory has garnered a deserved reputation for the quality of its family Christmas shows and this year’s playfully quirky Beauty and the Beast is no exception. Think Disney unplugged; New International Encounter (NIE) and Cambridge Junction under the direction ...

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The Thing That Came From Over There! -Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Devisor: Gonzo Moose Theatre Company Director : Abigail Anderson Reviewer : Joan Phillips The Theatre Royal Plymouth welcomes more revisionist history on stage. After Hilary Mantell’s Wolf Hall showed us the other side of Thomas Cromwell; a more heroic Richard III asserted with Shakespeare’s version seen as Tudor propaganda; Gonzo Moose Theatre Company brings us the alternative version of events ...

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What the Dickens – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer : Abigail Andersen, Mark Dawson, Neil Haigh, Emily Murphy Director : Abigail Andersen Reviewer : Joan Phillips   Part Dickens, part Sherlock Holmes, What the Dickensis a farcical detective mystery set in the foggy, grimy streets of Victorian London. The evening starts with some promise. The young Charles Dickens is at the beginning of his career working as a ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Gonzo Moose artistic director Mark Dawson

Along with the rest of Gonzo Moose, Mark Dawson is about to take his madcap romp I’m An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!out for the second time. He trained at Circomedia, Centre for Physical Theatre and Circus in Bristol. Gonzo Moose specialises in devised comedy theatre that combines improvisation, clowning and physical theatre.Over the last seven years, Dawson has ...

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