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Tender Napalm – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: Chris Darnall Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Tender Napalmis a mind-blowing piece of writing from Philip Ridley. Clever, witty, poetic and emotive, this play has it all. In its Welsh premiere from Company of Sirens, enter the fantasy world of an unknown couple in an unknown place and see reality trying to rear its ugly head in their ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 21 April 2014

The Easter holidays may be in mid-flow but there’s no break for theatres across the country as they continue their spring programmes with the usual eclectic mix. Let us know if you’re seeing any of these productions this week. Every Last Trick – Royal and Derngate, Northampton Feydau’s classic French farce is given fresh translation by Tamsin Oglesby and unites ...

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Tender Napalm – The Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: Marc Atkinson Reviewer: Dan Sheehan [rating: 4.5]   “It’s a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart”-Ulysses Everett McGill, ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ Despite being uttered by a convict who deals largely in moonshine wisdom, this little non-sequitur has a ring of the universal about it. Logic will always exit ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 21st May 2012

Writers and directors will ultimately agree that at the heart of the human condition lies in our ability to hold relationships with each other (or not), whether that is a loving/romantic relationship, a paternal relationship, or our ability to destroy relationships. Our selection of productions this week all share that common theme. John Roberts guides you through the relationship minefields ...

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Tender Napalm – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4] A fragile loving moment can rapidly turn into an incendiary situation, leaving your head reeling. Softly explosive as its title states, Tender Napalm is just that. This is a story of an unnamed woman, (Lara Rossi, 2011 Evening Standard Best New Comer nominee) and unnamed man, (Tom Byam Shaw) who ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 7th May 2012

There's a real focus on the quality of writing in theatre at the moment, and up and down the country productions are being staged that celebrate the power of writing. From brand new plays to classics, to plays looking at writers themselves - the word is King. Catherine Love sharpens her pen and picks five of the best playing this ...

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