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A Thing Mislaid – Déda Theatre, Derby

Writers: Bethany Sheldon and Kathryn Lowe, devised with Teele Uustani, Raquel Pereira, Elena Casotto Directors: Bethany Sheldon and Kathryn Lowe Reviewer: Dave Smith If home is no longer home, then where do we belong? This is the question posed by Maison Foo in their new show about migration, A Thing Mislaid, a hugely engaging, imaginative and skilful performance combining visual storytelling, ...

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Romeo and Juliet (Abridged) – St Martin’s Church, Colchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Filiz Ozcan Musical Director: Matt Marks Reviewer: Michael Gray The tragedy of the star-crossed lovers is well suited to these teenage actors, and considerably enhanced by a high-concept production in a historic setting. These walls were old when Shakespeare penned his play; St Martin’s was already standing when those two noble households squabbled in Lombardy. Beneath ...

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Pendulums Bargain Emporium – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Creators: Maison Foo. Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Pendulums Bargain Emporium brings a whole new meaning to the word counter-attack. Mobile shop counters that advance on the audience with a sinister slickness only matched by the oily overtures of the insincere sales staff. The Maison Foo company spotlights our national participation sport of shopping or as some prefer to call it – ...

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Farm Boy – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Daniel Buckroyd Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating: 4] Farm Boy is Michael Morpurgo’s sequel to War Horse, and tells the story of the boy who came back from the Great War, saved Joey from the horse butcher, and ploughed with horses until one May Day in Iddesleigh… Daniel Buckroyd’s clever adaptation of this gentle ...

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