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Hughie – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Reviewer: Dominic Corr Al Pacino, Jason Robards, Forest Whitaker, and now, Phil Nichol, one hell of a listing to have one common trait, what is it you may wonder? They've all performed the role of loveable rogue Erie Smith in Eugene O'Neill’s short, one-act production of Hughie. Set in midtown New York, as a gambler laments the ...

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The Call of Cthulhu – Holbeck Underground Ballroom, Leeds

Adapted by: Michael Sabbaton from the work of H.P. Lovecraft Director: Sylvia Vickers Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft’s evil deity of the sea, were to rise anywhere in Yorkshire, The HUB would be the perfect place – an old warehouse underneath train tracks in Leeds. A bit run down, a bit quirky, but incredibly welcoming nonetheless. Its foyer ...

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Ishbel and I – Castle Woods, London

Writter: Julia Voce Associate Director: Caroline Horton Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile   Performed in the beautiful grounds of Severndroog Castle and Castle Woods Ishbel and I: A play about going to pieces and going on a bike ride, is a touching and honest biographical story about Ishbel Voce and her seven children. Julia Voce tells this engaging story through the eyes ...

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The Sonneteer – Landor Theatre, London

Writer: Sebastian Michael Director: Ros Philips Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile Written to coincide with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare, The Sonneteer explores a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets and speculates about the reasons behind the writing of them in an inventive and passionate way. This production also reinforces Shakespeare’s continuing relevance to society today. This two-hander mixes the present day relationship ...

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Cell – Little Angel Theatre, London

Devised by Matthew Lloyd, Molly Freeman, William Aubrey-Jones &Carly McConnell Music: Emily Appleton Holley Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile “After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on a trip of a lifetime…and so does his pet fish”Performed as part of the Little Angel Firsts Festival, Cell tells the heartwarming story of Ted, a man who when diagnosed with Motor Neurone ...

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Amateur Girl – St James Studio, London

Writer: Amanda Whittington Director: Kate Chapman Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile Based on real life stories, Fifth Word Theatre Company present Amateur Girl, a hard hitting, powerful yet humorous one woman show that explores the shady world of amateur porn and its effects on the women who get caught up in it. Narrated by Julie, this is an honest and open account ...

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Billy The Girl – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Katie Hims Director: Lucy Morrison Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:4.5] On release from prison Billy returns home only to find that her mum is not at all pleased to see her. Forced to stay in the caravan in her front garden Billy needs to build bridges, prove she’s changed and accept her past if she is to convince herself and ...

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Crowning Glory – Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London

Writer: Somalia Seaton Director: Dawn Reid Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] Through a mixture of monologues, poetry and choral work seven women explore the age old idea of beauty and its place in modern society. The unanswerable debate that surrounds ‘westernised beauty’ is presented through true stories (including recorded interviews) and experiences that delve into the beliefs, stereotypes and misunderstandings that ...

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