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Sex With A Stranger – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Man and woman sitting on a sofa

Writer: Stefan Golaszewski Director: Alexandra Moxon Reviewer: Kris Hallett Relationships eh? They start with a drunk snog and fumble in the park, moving on to dinners at a local Italian discussing Sloppy Giuseppes, Gotye’s Someone That I Used to Know on the airwaves, making tentative discoveries about what you have in common and, before you know it, Mad Men box ...

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We Are Ian – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

We Are Ian

Creators:  Kat Cory, Dora Lynn, Nora Alexander Reviewer: Chris Oldham Ian is a light bulb, hanging from the ceiling. And the three young women of In Bed With My Brother have come to tell his story. It’s a real life story, told through played-back recordings of interviews with Ian about his experiences in the late 1980s at the end of ...

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Spaghetti! – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writers and Directors: Pod Farlow and Emily LeQuesne Reviewer : Joan Phillips A case of Gerry Anderson meets Sergio Leone in Croon Productions’ Spaghetti! running at Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre. Loosely based on Leone’s The Good, Tthe Bad and The Ugly, Croon Productions use rod puppets to play out the chases across the desert and the gunfights between the bad guy, ...

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The Terrible Things I’ve Done – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Alan Harris Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals Reviewer: Chris Oldham Confession, apparently, is good for the soul. But what exactly constitutes a terrible thing? It’s a question that feels like it should be posed at the very beginning of Invisible Ink’sThe Terrible Things I’ve Done. Instead, it comes right atthe end. Performers Lynn Hunter, Hannah McPake, and Francois Pandolfo begin perched ...

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There Shall Be Fireworks – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writers: Simon Day and Martin Bonger Director: Simon Day Reviewer: Chris Oldham The petals of two flowers representing the planes that struck the World Trade Centre in 2001 is one of several haunting images in The Plasticine Men’s new production There Shall Be Fireworks, now playing at The Wardrobe Theatre. Bringing together material from various sources, it attempts to unpick ...

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 Skin Deep – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

  Writers and Creators: Substance and Shadow Theatre Director: Mills Simpson Reviewer: Chris Oldham   Despite being set to a soundtrack featuring artists like The Specials and Desmond Decker, Skin Deep is anything but a cheery piece of 80s nostalgia. Returning to Exeter in 1980, after three years away in London, it’s clear that skinhead Jem (Midge Mullin) has outgrown ...

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Christmas Crackers – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Three actors from Christmas Crackers

Improvised by: The Closer Each Day Company and Degrees of Error Reviewer: Beth Steer   Christmas Crackers– the latest improvised comedy from the Closer Each Day Company and Degrees of Error (the group behind Bristol’s cult-hit improvised soap opera,Closer Each Day) – has come to the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol for several nights of improvised festive fun. Promising never to be ...

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Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Goldilock played by Emma Keaveney-Roys

Devised by: The Wardrobe Theatre Company Director: Adam Fuller Reviewer: Chris White So here it is; this is Christmas. The Wardrobe Theatre has a new home in Old Market, and the company are back with their annual alternative Christmas show. This year, Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears; a cockney-riddled retelling of the classic fairy tale. The show is – ...

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