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We Can Time Travel – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Dom Coyote and Rich Rusk Music & lyrics: Dom Coyote Director: Rich Rusk Reviewer: Phil Goodwin Dom Coyote’s sci-fi themed slice of ‘gig theatre’ takes us on an HG Wells-infused journey back and forth in time. We first meet the time-traveling, real-life Dominic Lawton in his nerdy flat, which is packed out with analogue synths and a collection of ...

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The Wedding – Bristol Old Vic

black and white image of five people at work

Creator: Amit Lahav and the company Associate Director: Rich Rusk Original Music: Dave Price Reviewer: Hugh McCann The Wedding begins with a handful of characters being ejected from the end of a tubular slide into an enormous pile of teddy bears. The characters are met by a midwife-like figure who dresses them for marriage and leads them on to join ...

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The Wedding – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

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Devisers: Amit Lahav and the company Music: Dave Price Associate Director: Rich Rusk Reviewer: G. D. Mills  The critically acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko delivers a new, compelling production in which director Amit Lahav explores what it means to be “a bride, wedded to society”. But Lahav means marriage in the broadest sense, inviting us to consider the “social contract ...

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The Wedding – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Gecko's The Wedding

Creator: Amit Lahav and The Company Associate Director: Rich Rusk Original Music: Dave Price Reviewer Glen Pearce Those familiar with Gecko’s work will know that there is rarely such a thing as a finished work, with director Amit Lahav constantly evolving and reviewing pieces. It was, therefore, inevitable that the work in progress showing of their latest piece, The Wedding, ...

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The Elephant Man – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Bernard Pomerance Directors: Rich Rusk &Rob Salmon Reviewer: Paul Couch   There’s a breath of fresh air running through the New Wolsey Young Company – not that there was much wrong with the old one – and it brings a promise of even better things to come. The next generation has arrived and are determined to make their mark ...

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Rift Zone – New Diorama Theatre, London

Devised by the ensemble Director: Rich Rusk Reviewer: Christopher Hong A gentle guitar music accompanies the audience as they file into the auditorium and moves into a folkish song as the show begins. A promising start along with an endearing and potentially lovable first five minutes that soon loses its way in fragmented narrative. Here is a family of mother, ...

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