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Venus and Adonis – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

A puppet Venus tempts a puppet Adonis with puppeteers faintly visible behind

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer:  John Kennedy You are the apotheosis of male perfection – Adonis (the clue's in the name). The Goddess of Love, Venus (ditto) is desperate to get you in the sack and at your sacs in a leafy glade down among the blue-veined violets – best not to dwell on that image. But, Lydian ...

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Mavericks – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Writers: Rebecca Grimes and David Farrell Director: Nick Lee Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty Inspired by the real life experience of the writers/actors, Mavericks is a play about writing a play about writing a play. Chewy (Rebecca Grimes) and Ben (David Fennelly), two out of work actors decide to incorporate ‘vignettes’ and ‘brainstorming’ as techniques when they are devising and staging their ...

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The Changeling – Young Vic, London

Writer: Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Joe Hill-Gibbins' raucous production of The Changeling first played the intimate Maria studio at the Young Vic earlier this year and encouraged by its success there, it has now transferred into the main theatre to provide a Gothic pre-Christmas treat. Middleton and Rowley's Jacobean tragedy which spirals ...

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