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Yes, We Have No Bananas – The Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Joe Hobbs Music: Kit Morgan Directors: Joe Hobbs &Kate McNab Reviewer: Michelle Grady [Rating:4] Weymouth, a south-coast town usually besieged by happy holidaymakers, had visitors of a very different kind in the year 1944 – its narrow streets were lined with row upon row of army vehicles, its harbour populated by grey landing craft and its sandy beach spiked ...

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Bunnies – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Kieran Lynn Director: David Lockwood Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] A play concerning a farmer’s radical attempt to restore his land to its supposed former glory, and the differing reactions of his children, or Bunnies for short, has quite possibly the most accurate title devised for theatre in recent times. Pessimistic and feeling nostalgic for the past, Farmer Stamper’s farm ...

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Mr Maugham at Home – The Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Anthony Curtis Director: Chris Garner Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4.5] Written in the first person narrative, biographer Anthony Curtis translates William Somerset Maugham’s (or Willie, as he is known to his friends) story into a stylish, witty and sensitive one man play. Known today for his considerable contribution to literature, with almost 100 books and over 30 plays, Maugham’s writing ...

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The Dolphin Crossing – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Jill Paton Walsh (adapted for the stage by Ed Viney) Director: Ed Viney Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 3.5] Originally published in 1967, Jill Paton Walsh’s children’s novel about two boys in 1940 who brave the waters with their motorboat, Dolphin, appears on paper at least to be great material for a film. Its rich use of narrative, the journey ...

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Short Shrifts – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Peter Oswald Director: Priscilla Be Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 2.5] As a writer, Peter Oswald has tackled subjects of an epic nature. Gods, monarchs, lovers and tyrants have all been subjects of his work that have been produced on an international scale. With Short Shrifts Oswald has taken a more domestic approach producing twelve short plays that deal with ...

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