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Reared – Theatre 503, London

Writer: John Fitzpatrick Director: Sarah Davey-Hull Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Out with the old, in with the new seems to be the rather strange theme of John Fitzpatrick’s new play Rearedpremiering at Theatre 503, which deals with the Malthusian idea of surplus population in one small house in suburban London. With an ageing population placing greater pressures on societal resources this ...

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Gulliver – Smock Alley, Dublin

Director: Zoe Seaton Creators: Zoe Seaton and Shelley Atkinson Reviewer: Liam Harrison Are you a man or a horse? Gulliver is a multi-media performance from Big Telly, it is a play which delves into the family interludes that occur between the fantastical journeys from Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels. Taking its starting-point from the novel’s end, the audience are invited ...

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One Sandwich Short of a Genius – The MAC, Belfast

Created by: Zoë Seaton and Shelley Atkinson Devised by: Big Telly Theatre Company Director: Zoë Seaton Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue It’s a stressful time for the Talbot family: daughter Becky is a few days away from her wedding, son Kenny is anxious about making captain of the rowing team, and mum is trying to keep everything in order after dad ...

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The Borrowers – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Mary Norton Director and Adaptor: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “Borrowing beyond all dreams of borrowing. Borrowing beyond your wildest dreams!” The festive season is always a magical time at the New Vic Theatre, and they haven’t disappointed with their stage adaptation of a family classic; The Borrowers. Set with the task of telling the story of a group ...

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