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Kenny Morgan – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Poulton Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Since the centenary celebrations of Terence Rattigan’s birth in 2011 his plays have enjoyed something of a resurgence in London. Next week the latest of these opens at The National Theatre, The Deep Blue Sea, starring Helen McCrory, but Rattigan’s fiction was based on real life events, and in a perfectly timed opening ...

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Constellation Street – The Other Room, Porter’s, Cardiff

Neal McWilliams

Writer: Matthew Bulgo Directors:Chelsey Gillard &Dan Jones Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Constellation Street is a captivating piece of new writing from Matthew Bulgo. Presented as a series of monologues, the audience is divided so as to meet the characters one by one on in an intimate setting. They each tell their story but so natural is the writing that it ...

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Play/Silence – The Other Room, Cardiff

Play/Silence at The Other Room Cardiff

Writers: Samuel Beckett &Harold Pinter Directors: Kate Wasserberg &Titas Halder Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Cardiff’s pub theatre, The Other Room, kick off their Insomnia Season, with a double bill of plays about love, jealousy, unrequited feelings and relationships. Kate Wasserberg, artistic director of The Other Room, says that the aim of the season is to give, “that sense of a ...

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The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion – Swalec Stadium, Cardiff


Writer: Tim Price Music: Gruff Rhys Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion is billed as a theatre gig for all ages and is the latest offering in this innovative new genre from National Theatre Wales and Gruff Rhys. The winning combination of Rhys' music with Tim Price's writing and Wils Wilson's direction created something quite ...

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Tuck Shop – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Katherine Pearce, Nicola Schofield, Sam Freeman, Joe Ward Munrow, Christopher Owen, Andrew Maddock, Matthew Bulgo, Luke Barnes, Andrew Butler Directors: Andrew Butler, Jimmy Fairhurst, Louise Haggerty, David Mumeni Reviewer: Jo Beggs It’s hard to know quite what to expect from a show that bills itself as “a pick and mix of new work from some of Not Too Tame’s ...

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Last Christmas – Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Bulgo Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Gareth Davies It may seem strange to stage a play about Christmas in its title during the month of August, but Dirty Protest's emotionally charged production wouldn't sit well in a seasonal line-up either, with its decidedly tragi-comic handling of the themes of fatherhood and bereavement. Tom (Sion Pritchard) is facing a journey ...

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Sleeping Beauties – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Robert Alan Evans Director: Roisin McBrinn Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A modern retake on a classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauties is this year’s Christmas offering by Sherman Theatre. Rachel Canning’s imaginative sets, at times darkly brooding, at others glittering and sparkling, create the magic that is the essential ingredient at this time of a year for what is propounded to ...

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I’m With The Band – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Between recent plays on Wikileaks and Scottish independence at this year’s Edinburgh festival, Welsh playwright Tim Price has shown himself to be utterly unafraid of tackling some of the more pressing topical subjects of our time. The well-received Radicalisation of Bradley Manning has finished for now but I’m With The ...

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