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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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Mister Holgado – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Christopher William Hill Director: Matthew Lenton Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4] The test of a good children’s book is often that parents enjoy reading it to their kids as much as the children enjoy hearing it (the first few dozen times, anyway). Think Judith Kerr’s “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” or Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, both of ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Matthew Lenton Reviewer:Val Baskott [rating:4.5] There’s not a gauze wing or giant flower or blazing sun in sight in Matthew Lenton’s vision of Shakespeare’sA Midsummer Night’s Dream. The follow up toWonderland,Lenton’s disturbing take on the sex industry which was acclaimed at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and has on the surface little in common withDream, Lenton has ...

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