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Love, Lies and Taxidermy – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Emma Boswell  Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough and Sherman Theatre join forces to bring Alan Harris’ off-beat comedy Love, Lies and Taxidermy to life on stage. The show tells the tale of the earnest and lovable young Valentine, the well-meaning son of a Polish taxidermist meeting Ashley, the forthright and no-nonsense daughter of Mr ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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Before I Leave – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer:Patrick Jones Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Jacqui Onions National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre take on the difficult subject of dementia in their new play Before I Leave – and they do it with empathy, humour and love. This topic is huge and Patrick Jones’ script tackles it from as many angles as possible without ever feeling like there ...

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Iphigenia in Splott – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sophie Melville as Effie

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Abbie Rippon   What a powerful force Iphigenia in Splott is. You feel adrenaline pulsing through your veins just watching it. It is gripping, fiery, passionate, and, most poignantly, honest from start to finish. Once the applause dies down you are left staggered and breathless. Gary Owen has written a true masterpiece. It ...

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Jem & Ella – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Choreographers: Jem Treays &Ella Treays Director: Paula Crutchlow Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Jem &Ella is a dance piece created by professional contemporary dancer, Jem Treays, and his ballet-mad 12-year-old daughter, Ella Treays. What ensues is a delightful and humorous insight into life in the Treays household; from the everyday father/daughter relationship to life with a professional dancer for a father ...

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Anything Can Happen! – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Composer:George Stiles Lyricist:Anthony Drewe Director:Simon Greiff Choreographer: Grace Warner Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A brand-new musical from the Olivier-award winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Anything Can Happen! is well suited to a springtime premiere. Appropriately, this is an all-youth production by the postgraduate students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – alma mater of ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Laughton – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Michael-Alan Read Director: Gethin Evans Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Sherman Theatre returns to the A Play, A Pie and A Pint format for their co-production with Òran Mór of Mr. and Mrs. Laughton. This is the Welsh premiere of Michael-Alan Read’s new play about the famous marriage between Hollywood great Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Secret ...

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