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Shooting Rabbits – The Sherman, Cardiff

Writer & Director: Chelsea Gillard & Jac Ifan Moore Production company: PowderHouse Reviewer: Beth Steer Set around an ‘impassioned young man’ who leaves his home in rural Wales in the middle of the night to head to Spain and fight for his beliefs, Shooting Rabbits blends a mix of Welsh, English, Spanish and Basque to illustrate the narrative. In the ...

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The Effect – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Lucy Pebble Director: Dan Jones Designer: Carl Davies Sound Designer: Tic Ashfield Reviewer: Emily Pearce The Other Room, Cardiff’s first and only pub theatre, has fast established itself as a fiercely creative venue that is unafraid to take risks. A small theatre at the back of quirky pub, Porter’s, it has won numerous awards and has a strong reputation ...

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Black Stuff – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Movement Director: Catherine Bennett Director: Paul Davies Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   From the gathering point at Wales Millennium Centre, the audience is led to a disused listed building in Cardiff Bay; a fitting and atmospheric setting to explore Wales’ past, present and future. The starting point for Black Stuff was the short stories of David Alexander, which were brought to ...

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A Sunny Disposition -The Other Room, Porter’s, Cardiff

Writer &Director: Nicola Reynolds Reviewer: Jacqui Onions A Sunny Disposition is a powerful and emotional story of one man’s battle with addiction. Meet Charlie (played by Neal McWilliams). He is a person that you will know. His background, his personality, the reasons he does the things he does are very easy to relate to and you will know someone just ...

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

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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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Still Ill – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Billy Cowan Director: Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Still Ill takes its title from a track on the 1984 The Smiths album Hatful of Hollow. The song contains the line ‘Under the iron bridge we kissed, and although I ended up with sore lips, it just wasn’t like the old days anymore’. This is effectively the premise of ...

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