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Frankenstein – Arnos Vale Cemetery

Writer: Matt Grinter from the novel by Mary Shelley  Director: Rebecca Robson Designer: Molly Hawkins Reviewer: Leah Tozer Playing God in an Anglican chapel is, like Frankenstein’s Creature, ‘fearless, and therefore powerful’. Amongst the gravestones at Arnos Vale, Red Rope Theatre stitch together and stage their agonized, magnificently imagined Frankenstein’s Monster at the cemetery’s Victorian altar in Matt Grinter’s elegiac, gorgeously gothic imagining of Mary ...

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A Taste of Honey – Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Matt Grinter Reviewer: Harry Mottram In the confined space of the Alma Tavern Theatre, we enter the claustrophobic world of northern England on the cusp of the 1960s. It’s damp, dingy and depressing in the Salford flat designed by Jenny Davies with its shared bathroom and lavatory down the corridor. There’s Jo, her mother, Helen, and her abusive ...

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Under A Cardboard Sea – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Silva Semerciyan Director: Lisa Gregan and Matt Grinter Reviewer: Kris Hallett In the fallow years of the mid-noughties, when Bristol Old Vic looked in serious trouble of no longer being a working theatre, the young company continued to perform and so became an essential cog in allowing the organisation to claim its place as the country’s oldest working theatre. ...

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Bierkeller Theatre, Bristol

Writers: Phil John &Simon Harvey-Williams (based on the short story by Washington Irving) Director: Matt Grinter Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:3] The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is the stuff spooky legends are made of – secluded towns, rowdy towns folk and headless horsemen. Written in 1820, it has been the subject of multiple adaptations across film, stage and ...

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