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Sold – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Amantha Edmead Director: Euton Daley Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Sold is a bold, urgent piece of theatre that explores the brutality of slavery through the eyes of author and abolitionist, Mary Prince. Fusing passionate storytelling with drumming, dance and song, Sold is a hard-hitting but ultimately uplifting play about one woman’s journey towards freedom. Born into enslavement in Bermuda in ...

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E8 – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: Marika Mckennell Director: Ria Parry Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Set in a Pupil Referral Unit, where children who slide through the cracks in mainstream education find themselves, E8 provides a snapshot of the lives of two young people and their teachers. Underfunded and with a reputation for violence, PRUs have become synonymous with “difficult” and excluded children. The reality is ...

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The Shop of Little Horrors – Curve, Leicester

Music: Simon Preston Director: Emma Williams Reviewer: Rebecca Taylor Pickled Image are a unique puppet company who make and perform using very clever puppetry. For this performance there are eight puppets all introduced cleverly throughout the twisted plot and used to perfection to create a slight unease in the audience. The larger puppets are very life-like with varied movements, so ...

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The Shop of Little Horrors – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Dramaturgy: Adam Peck Director: Emma Williams Reviewer: Jackson Lawrence [Rating:4.5] Directed by Emma Williams, Pickled Image in association with The North Wall, Oxford, delivers an intelligent work of quirk and abnormality with their recent hit, The Shop of Little Horrors. It is the story of an old man and owner of a puppet shop, Albert Grimlake, in his search for ...

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