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Wolfie – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Ross Willis Director: Lisa Spirling Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty A fairytale is written as an educational tool for kids – helping the storyteller ensure they learn the desired social, cultural and moral lessons in an easy format. So, Hansel and Gretel tell us not to go into creepy people’s houses. The key point to them is that they change from ...

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Insignificance – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Emma Boswell “A play with timeless significance” This multi-layered play, written by acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson, comes to Mold’s Theatr Clwyd this month with a bold and starry-skied bang. The play brings together four cultural icons – Monroe, DiMaggio, Einstein and McCarthy to both delight and challenge viewers with themes ranging from the ...

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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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Iphigenia in Splott – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Sophie Melville as Effie

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Chris Oldham   Apparently Effie has saved us all – every single one of us. We owe her. And she’s about to tell us why. Taking its title from the character in Greek mythology, and the area of Cardiff in which it’s set,Gary Owen’s one­woman monologue Iphigenia in Splott follows Effie (Sophie Melville) ...

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Iphigenia in Splott – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Gary Owen Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Hamza Naveed   It’s safe to say that the last seven days have been among the most important for this generation. Across the UK, millions of people have already mapped out the next five years. Fictionalised them. And in a small studio space in Cardiff that seats a hundred people, one young woman’s ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Star-crossed lovers and family feuding are at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, perhaps the most romantic of Shakespeare’s plays. A much-anticipated and brave choice for artistic director Rachel O’Riordan’s major production in her first season at the Sherman. Unfortunately – and perhaps it was first night nerves – O’Riordan’s vicious ...

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Under Milk Wood – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Terry Hands Reviewer: James Garrington As Dylan Thomas himself put it, “to begin at the beginning”, Under Milk Wood was, when originally written, intended as a radio play. It is a play for voices, a play intended to be heard and not seen. It is a play where very little happens, and the attraction lies almost ...

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Under Milk Wood – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Terry Hands Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Eat bread and cheese for a week, walk to work, pawn your watch – do whatever it takes, but buy a ticket for Under Milk Wood. Terry Hands’ production for Clwyd Theatr Cymru of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood brings out every nuance of this play for a voices with a ...

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