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Beautiful Thing – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Mike Tweddle  Music: Thomas Johnson Designer: Anisha Fields Lighting: Chris Swain Reviewer: Leah Tozer Once I believed that when love came to me, it would come with rockets, bells, and poetry – but with me and you, it just started quietly, and grew… and it’s getting better. Beautiful Thing at the Tobacco Factory Theatres begins with a beautiful chorus of Mama Cass’s It’s ...

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A View from the Bridge – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Claire Hayes Arthur Miller’s landmark depiction of the 1950s docklands of Brooklyn’s Red Hook – ‘the gullet of New York swallowing the tonnage of the world’ – is authentically recreated in Mike Tweddle’s first production for the Tobacco Factory. The stage is filled with pallets, pulleys and winches echoing in an ominously clanking ...

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Macbeth – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Phil Ward Director: Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Ray Taylor among the Shakespeare canon, the Scottish play is one of the most popular, particularly with younger audiences. This is probably due to its exciting plot, memorable set pieces and its comparatively shorter duration than most of the other plays. It has been adapted for the screen on numerous ...

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Macbeth – mac Birmingham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Out of Chaos have done it again. After giving us their hilarious and fast-moving takes on Greek and Norse mythology in Unmythable and Norsesome, the West Midlands-based international group takes on the Scottish Play, giving it their own special treatment having adjusted the staging for just two actors. There is ...

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Norsesome – mac, Birmingham

Writers: Paul O’Mahony and Mike Tweddle Music and lyrics: Rob Castell and Paul O’Mahony Director: Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Having had runaway success with Unmythable, a romp through Greek mythology, Temple Theatre return with Norsesome, a new production that premiered at mac Birmingham before touring. The three man cast take the audience through Norse legend, with the Norse pantheon ...

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Best of BE Festival – The Lowry, Salford

Festival Directors: Isla Aguilar, Migual Oyarzun &Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [Rating:4] BE festival is Birmingham's international theatre festival which provides a platform for emerging European artists to display new work and aims to break boundaries between dance, theatre, music and circus. This touring production encapsulates the audience favourites and also is representative of the breadth of styles on show ...

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Our Father’s – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Juan Ayala Choreographer: Jean-Marc Serrano Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:3.5] Mike Tweddle lives with his partner Bert Roman and their flatmate Sofia Paschou. Mike is contacted by an old friend of his father's, asking him if he would be interested in helping out a young friend of hers by acting as a sperm donor. While Mike has never met this ...

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Unmythable – mac, Birmingham

Writers: Richard Darbourne, Troels Hagen Findsen, Paul O’Mahony and Mike Tweddle Director: Mike Tweddle Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] Unmythable takes the audience on a whistle stop, hugely entertaining, tour of Greek mythology. After being offered olives on our way in to the auditorium, the three man cast introduce us to our quest – yes, our quest, since we are all ...

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