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Gloriator – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Pauline Morel as Gloria Delaneuf

Director: Angus Barr Reviewer: Marina Spark   The Drum at the Theatre Royal Plymouth introduces its alternative Christmas show this week: Gloriator. The tongue-in-cheek recreation of the classic epic film Gladiator certainly provides opportunity for mirth. The star of the show is Gloria Delaneuf, a seasoned French actress, who wishes to tell the story of the unsung female characters in ...

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A piece of time – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Performed and devised: Nick Steur Reviewer: Joan Phillips Performance art or theatre? Or a successful investigation into the combined possibilities of both? A piece of time is billed as the first in a series of new performance and theatrical installations, designed to be a collective experience. This production is aimed at investigating our connection to time. Anticipation levels are high ...

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Where The World Is Going, That’s Where We’re Going – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers:Ans &Louise Van den Eede Company:Hof van Eede Reviewer: Marina Spark One of Belgium's freshest young theatre companies has partnered up with the Theatre Royal Plymouth to present their award-winning productionWhere The World Is Going, That's Where We're Going. The cast of two portrays the eponymous He and She; the inevitable male and female characters within a given love story. ...

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Martyr – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joan Phillips Martyr is a short play that truly ventures into today’s zeitgeist. What to do when religious fanaticism clashes with our own way of life? Daily news reports how opposing religious ideology seems to threaten our own beliefs and culture. We are used to reading about the extremist views of other ...

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Men in the Cities – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Wendy Hubbard Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Chris Goode returns to The Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth with his highly acclaimed one-man show, Men in the Cities. Winner of the prestigious Fringe First award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this thought-provoking production addresses a range of issues in an engaging and personal narrative. Set in the aftermath ...

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We Want You to Watch – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Alice Birch and RashDash Tour Director: Laurence Cook Original Director: Caroline Steinbeis Reviewer: Joan Phillips Here is a production that proposes an insight into the very serious issues of pornography and sexual violence, but gets so caught up in its own noisy confusion and physical convulsions that it crowds out its initial serious intentions. Written by Alice Birch with ...

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The Whipping Man – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Matthew Lopez Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Joan Phillips Severely wounded Confederate soldier, Caleb, returns to the burnt-out shell of his family home after the capitulation of the South in April 1865 to the Union in the American Civil War. Everywhere is ruin and chaos but Caleb finds Simon, the family servant sent there by Caleb’s father to protect the ...

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Back Down – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Steven Camden aka Polarbear Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Karen Bussell A gentle Inbetweeners meets Rambo unfolds in Birmingham Rep’s Back Down as Brummie teenage trio Zia, Luke and Tommy head for the dizzy heights ofSnowdonfora boys’ weekend away. Lovelorn Luke (convincingly played by Our Girl’s Dangleberries and Casualty’s Matt, Lawrence Walker) is off toLeedsto study film and his posse ...

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