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Really Want to Hurt Me – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer & Director: Ben SantaMaria Performer: Ryan Price Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Written and directed by Ben SantaMaria, this is the premiere of the full-length version of Really Want to Hurt Me, with an earlier scratch version longlisted for the national Heretic Voices monologue prize at the Arcola Theatre. Performed by Ryan Price, the show follows a young man as he ...

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The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People – The Boat Shed, Exeter

Writer & Performer:  Rhys Slade-Jones Reviewer:  Becca Savory Fuller The Land of My Fathers… is presented as a work-in-progress production at Exeter’s newest performance space, The Bike Shed Theatre’s pop-up summer venue, The Boat Shed.  So, how to review a piece that’s so clearly in an early stage of development?  Lead-artist Rhys Slade-Jones forgets what’s coming next, trips over his ...

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Zips – Bike Shed Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Simon Marshall Director: Alice Wordsworth &Erin Blackmore Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Part of The Bike Shed Theatres’ From Devon With Love season of local offerings comes Zips, the story of Dan and his life in the sleepy sea side town of Teignmouth.A work in progress performance by A&E Productions, the cast and crew of Zips had just 2 weeks to ...

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Beneath The Blizzard – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer and Director: Tom Spencer Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts This year’s Christmas offering from The Bike Shed Theatre sees the venue team up with award-winning theatre company Fine Chisel, to bring a post-apocalyptic-style festive treat. Devised and performed by Andy Kelly, George Williams and Megan Brooks, Beneath The Blizzard is set 40 years after the onslaught of a life-changing blizzard. Forcing ...

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Birth and Death and Here and Now – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Adam Blake

Devisers: Adam Blake and Adam Fuller Performer: Adam Blake Reviewer: Lucy Corley             While it can’t be faulted for accuracy, the title Birth and Death and Here and Now might sound a little off-putting in its vagueness. Initially, the show itself feels a little too random and unplanned, as solo performer Adam Blake gets up ...

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I Am Not Myself These Days – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Tom Stuart in drag as Aqua Disiac

Adaptor: Tom Stuart Writer: Josh Kilmer-Purcell Director: Nick Bagnall Choreographer: Ann Yee Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Why are not more people making theatre like this? I Am Not Myself These Days is difficult to describe – like its leading lady, the show doesn’t conform to any standards of ‘normal’, so words do not really do it justice. Adapted by actor ...

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Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Eloise by Wardrobe Ensemble

Writers/Devisers: Jesse Meadows, Edythe Woolley, James Newton, Kerry Lovell, Hanora Kamen Directors: Tom Brennan, Helena Middleton Reviewer: Lucy Corley Publicity images for The Bike Shed Theatre’s Christmas show promise a quirky, comic and heart-warming evening and, on the whole, Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk delivers this. Devised by the cast, the play has the local, welcoming feel ...

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