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We Can Time Travel – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Dom Coyote and Rich Rusk Music & lyrics: Dom Coyote Director: Rich Rusk Reviewer: Phil Goodwin Dom Coyote’s sci-fi themed slice of ‘gig theatre’ takes us on an HG Wells-infused journey back and forth in time. We first meet the time-traveling, real-life Dominic Lawton in his nerdy flat, which is packed out with analogue synths and a collection of ...

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Intronauts – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Dramaturg: Adam Fuller Director: Emma Williams Reviewer: Joan Phillips Inspired by 1960’s sci-fi movies such as Fantastic Voyage, Intronauts takes a look into the not too distant future, where tiny microscopic workers are injected into the human body in order to perform maintenance or health checks. The show opens with a graphic designer, occupied as much by his design project ...

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The Damed United – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Anders Lustgarten (adapted from David Peace book) Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Joan Phillips If you are a certain age and if ‘the beautiful game’ is, as Bill Shankly put it, ‘more important than life or death’ then this is a play for you. Based on David Peace’s eponymous novel, The Damned United is the story of Brian Clough’s doomed ...

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Education Education Education – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Created and devised by The Wardrobe Ensemble Directors: Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton Reviewer: Joan Phillips Set the day after Tony Blair’s New Labour landslide victory in May 1997, Education Education Education takes a very funny, but hard, look at life inside a typical UK secondary school 20 years ago. German language assistant Tobias, is excited to be working in ...

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WAIL – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Little Bulb Theatre Director: Alexander Scott Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller The stage is strewn with musical instruments. A weighty set of timpani drums and a curvaceous double bass are harboured to one side of the stage. A school of stringed instruments are safely stowed in the centre of the space. Microphones bob like buoys across our field of vision. ...

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Heads Will Roll – Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Created by: Told By An Idiot Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Joan Phillips ‘A complete mash-up’ of myth, children’s story, colonial history and TV soap opera is probably the best way to describe Told By An Idiot’s Heads Will Roll co-produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth. This wonderfully silly idea converges the legends around the mythical city of El Dorado, ancient stories ...

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The Duke – The Drum, Plymouth

Written, directed and performed by: Shon Dale-Jones Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s all about values. Shon Dale-Jones, best known perhaps as Artistic Director of Hoipolloi or his chatty alter ego, Hugh Hughes, recounting tales of a drifting Anglesey or Snowden ascent, challenges The Duke’s audience to consider worth. Tickets are free, with many venues on the tour providing the space without ...

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Short Changed – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: People’s Company Director: Christopher Elmer-Gorry Reviewer: Hannah Stamp Intensely current and controversial, the People’s Company’s production Short Changed presents a feast of difficult topics blended with humour and glitz within the fickle world of fame and reality television. Provoking us to ask difficult questions about the morality of many forms of light entertainment, while also involving the audience in ...

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