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Wise Children – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Emma Rice, adapted from the novel by Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Wise Children is the acclaimed final novel by Angela Carter, now adapted by Emma Rice as the inaugural production of her new company, also called Wise Children, following her tenure as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The plot concerns twin girls, Nora and Dora ...

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Wise Children – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice  Reviewer: Clare Howdon Emma Rice appears to have something of a love affair with Angela Carter. After directing Nights at the Circus in 2006, Rice’s adaptation of Carter’s seminal novel Wise Children (which is also coincidentally the name of her new theatre company) is currently doing the rounds in the UK, following a successful run at the Old ...

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Wise Children – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Angela Carter Adapted by: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Designer: Vicki Mortimer Composer/Musical Director: Ian Ross Reviewer: Ron Simpson Wise Children is the name of a new theatre company founded by Emma Rice, after her long tenure of the role of Artistic Director of Kneehigh and her rather shorter stay at Shakespeare’s Globe. Wise Children is also the name ...

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All You Need Is LSD – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Leo Butler Directors: Paul Hunter and Stephen Harper Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Sometimes you’ll finish watching a production and ask yourself. ‘What were they on when they wrote that?’ – no need for that question after Told By An Idiot’s All You Need is LSD – as playwright, Leo Butler told the Guardian, while interviewing Professor David Nutt for this ...

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Napoleon Disrobed – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Told By An Idiot, based on the book by Simon Leys Director: Kathryn Hunter Reviewer: John Kennedy Told by an Idiot theatre company invites its audience to enter into a conspiratorial ‘Just what if?’ hypothetical premise where historical givens are given a severely anachronistic anarchical shaking up. What if Bonaparte was not alone in his part of an elaborate escape hoax? Escape from St ...

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Napoleon Disrobed – Arcola Theatre, London

Adapted by: Told by an Idiot Director: Kathryn Hunter Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The twentieth-century was full of conspiracy theories; while some dealt with faked moon landings and the Roswell cover-up, most of the believed skulduggery surrounded the deaths of famous celebrities - Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, even Princess Diana were so famous they couldn’t possibly have died ...

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Napoleon Disrobed – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Told By An Idiot based on a novel by Simon Leys Director: Kathryn Hunter Reviewer: Joan Phillips Napoleon Disrobed imagines the possibility that Napoleon escapes from St Helena and attempts to return to his supporters in France in order to reclaim the Emperor’s throne. Based on the book The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys this foray into the ...

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Heads Will Roll – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Creators: Told by an Idiot Music: Alicia Martel Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Abbie Rippon What is the price we pay for covetousness? What happens when we reach for something unobtainable? Told by an Idiot have explored and attempted to answer these questions with their new show Heads Will Roll exploring the vulnerability of the human being. Are these questions answered..? ...

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