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The Love Of The Nightingale – Bierkeller Bristol

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Kris Hallett After the sugary excesses of the Christmas season trust Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company to start a new year of theatre with something as bracing as Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play The Love Of The Nightingale. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988, its themes of male privilege and issues of consent seems ...

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The Madame Macadam Travelling Theatre – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Writer: Thomas Kilroy Director: Jenny Stephens Reviewer: Kris Hallett So, a new year and a new batch of Bristol Old Vic acting students heading into their final year before graduation and plunging headfirst into the heady world of the acting profession. Though we’re all guilty of going along to these shows with a little bit of star hunting in mind, ...

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Private Peaceful – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director/Adapter: Simon Reade Reviewer: James Garrington In this centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, it is inevitable that there will be a raft of shows commemorating the event. Private Peaceful is one such play. It is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, a man who has written a huge number of children’s stories, ...

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