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Give Me Your Love – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: David Woods and Jon Haynes Directors: David Woods and Jon Haynes Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dr. Ben Sessa and his team in Bristol might be about to make a major breakthrough in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And they need to. With a rising number of cases emerging, especially among military personnel who have fought in recent conflicts, ...

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Give Me Your Love – The Lighthouse, Poole.

Creators: David Woods and Jon Haynes  Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Creating a play from factual research that explores alternative treatments for mental illness, is not the easiest of tasks. However, through their writing, directing and acting, this is something that David Woods and Jon Haynes, artistic directors of Ridiculusmus, spiritedly aspired to do. The dialogue written by the actors, is sensitive ...

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Falling – Exeter Phoenix

Woman falling against red backdrop

Writer: Daniel Jamieson Composer and Musical Director: Thomas Johnson Director: Nikki Sved Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Daniel Jamieson’s new play Falling is a response to the sinkholes that became prevalent in Britain after 2014’s storms and Theatre Alibi explores the depths of human minds and hearts in this intense production. Art teacher Claire lives in Cornwall with her daughter Alice, ...

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Pink Mist – Bristol Old Vic

The Cast of Pink Mist

Writer: Owen Sheers Directors: John Retallack, George Mann Reviewer: Joan Phillips   A series of meetings at the highest levels and one decision - to go to war - sends ripples of aftershock that affect thousands for years to come. It is not just the soldiers heading to the frontline who sign up for a tour of duty, but so ...

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They Shoot Dogs – The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Writer: Sandra Philip Director: Lisa Adams-Davey Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Turning a topic like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) into good drama is a daunting challenge. Writer Sandra Philip not only interviewed many servicemen but called on her own personal experience from the illness. The chilling sharpness of the dialogue shows how faithfully she has understood the problem. Especially how certain ...

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Small War – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Valentijn Dhaenens Reviewer: Marina Spark Through its latest co-production with SKaGeN and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd the Theatre Royal, Plymouth proves once again that it is not your average regional theatre. Having just returned to Plymouth after a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Small War is a unique, technically impressive tapestry of reflections on war. Writer and ...

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