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Dracula: The Bloody Truth  – The Plymouth Athenaeum

Writers: Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Karen Bussell Classic clowning, razor-sharp timing and frenetic pace are synonymous with Devon’s much-loved Le Navet Bete and its latest offering lives up to expectations. Directed by the current comedy director of the moment John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and designed by Phil Eddolls (Mark Bruce Company, Improbable Theatre) Dracula: The ...

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Dick Tracy – Northcott, Exeter

Dick Tracy - Le Navet Bete

Director: John Nicholson  Designer: Phil Eddolls  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts It's taken 10 years for Exeter-based company Le Navet Bete to get into the Northcott Theatre and, now that they are associate artists, it doesn’t look like they'll be leaving anytime soon. Their Northcott debut sees the resurrection of – for the very last time, their much-loved take on Dick Tracy. Known for ...

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Snow White – Oxford Playhouse

Snow White and the apple

Director and Choreographer: Liv Lorent Music: Murray Gold Reviewer:Katy Roberts The cautionary tale of Snow White is told anew in this new production from Newcastle contemporary dance company, balletLORENT. Reworked for the stage in a scenario written by former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, this is not your traditional sugar-coated, happily-ever-after. Duffy and director Liv Lorent look to the original ...

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Dick Tracy – The Lowry, Salford

Dick Tracy - Le Navet Bete

Writer: Le Navet Bete Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Harriet Mallion   Dick Tracy leaps off the pages of the comic book and screams onto the stage. Hilarious quartet Le Navet Bete have bundled up all the action, drama and comedy that you would expect from a comic book adaptation and jumbled it up with a whole host of tomfoolery that ...

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balletLORENT: Snow White – The Lowry, Salford

Production photo of balletLORENT's Snow White

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Music: Murray Gold Director and Choreographer: Liv Lorent Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   It is the time of year when any show title referencing a traditional fairy tale makes one expect it will be a pantomime. Although clearly intended for a young audience balletLORENT’s version of Snow White is not camp but a vivid re-telling of the ...

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Dick Tracy – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writers: Le Navet Bête collaboration Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Joan Phillips Dick Tracy is a busy man. He has been cleaning up the city from the organised crime capers of criminal mastermind Big Boy Caprice and his merry bunch of henchmen; The Squealer, Cueball and Flat Top. First he stops them pulling off a jewellery heist, then a bank job ...

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Rapunzel – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Director and Choreographer: Liv Lorent Scenario writer: Carol Ann Duffy Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4] The feeling of “once upon a time”, embraces this production, a fairy story comes to life on stage. A husband steals some ramion flowers for his barren wife from the witch’s garden, who demands their future child as payment. The girl, Rapunzel, is kept by the ...

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