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How Not To Drown – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nicola McCartney & Dritan Kastrati Director & Choreographer: Neil Bettles Design & Costume: Becky Minto   Lighting: Zoe Spurr Composer & Sound Designer: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite Co-choreography: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Molly Knox How Not To Drown at the Traverse Theatre is something not to shy away from at the The Fringe this year. With a set that immediately plunges the ...

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The Unreturning – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Anna Jordan Director: Neil Bettles Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Scarborough, 1918. And 2013. And – soon. Three men are coming home. George and Frankie are soldiers, George a shell-shocked survivor of the trenches, Frankie a disgraced Afghanistan veteran. Nat is a refugee from a war-ravaged UK a few years hence which feels uncomfortably plausible, returning to look for his missing ...

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The Static – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Davey Anderson Director/Choeographer: Neil Bettles Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] The Static by ThickSkin Theatre Company was a resounding success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving a string of 4 and 5 star reviews. The company have now embarked on a nationwide tour and have still managed to maintain the energy and momentum that appealed to audience members and ...

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The Static – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Davey Anderson Director: Neil Bettles Reviewer: David Noble [rating:3.5] A 64-minute play about kinesis and dark thoughts becoming reality? Well that’s one way to describe The Static, Davey Anderson’s eccentric and at times baffling production depicting the story of Sparky: a Ritalin-using, Scottish teenager of 15 who is plagued by the demons in his head, but manages to acquire ...

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Blood Wedding – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Tommy Murphy, adapted from the original by Frederico Garcia Lorca Director: Laurie Sansom Composer: Dougal Irvine Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3] Adapted by award-winner Tommy Murphy, tonight saw the world premiere of his version of Blood Wedding, Frederico Garcia Lorca’s moving masterpiece, at the Royal Theatre. Blood Wedding is a tragedy that plays out the conflict between individual wishes and ...

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