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The Love I Feel is Red: Zion Community Space, Bristol

Two women

Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Nel Crouch Reviewer: Joan Phillips Two women, two generations, two very different situations, each connected through love and tragedy, yet each divided by circumstances and times. This thought-provoking short play by Sabrina Mahfouz illustrates the emotions and mindsets around the very difficult subjects of abortion and miscarriage. Without judgement or rancour, Mahfouz intelligently circles the lives ...

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Mmm Hmmm – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Composer and Directer: Verity Standen Reviewer: Chris Oldham   From the moment the three performers emerge from the shadows into a dim spotlight singing in crystal clear harmony, there’s something hypnotic about Mmm Hmmm. Composer and director Verity Standen has crafted a piece that seems to inhabit a blank space between worlds – the kind of black spot where you ...

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The Light Princess – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Suzanne Ahmet as The Light Princess

Writer: George MacDonald Adaptors: Thomas Eccleshare and John Nicholson Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Chris Oldham   How do you make a Princess fly? There are surely less daunting tasks to undertake on stage. But this year, for Christmas, the Tobacco Factory is going for it anyway. George MacDonald’s fairy tale, The Light Princess, is the story of a girl (Suzanne ...

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Strictly Balti – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer and Performer: Saikat Ahamed Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Chris Oldham Perhaps it’s because Travelling Light Theatre Company’s main focus is on producing theatre for young people, but there’s something remarkably accessible about their 46th production, Strictly Balti, writer and performer Saikat Ahamed’s one-man show exploring the idea of identity. Beginning as a small child on Christmas Day, Ahamed takes ...

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Men In The Cities – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer and Performer: Chris Goode Director: Wendy Hubbard Reviewer: Chris Oldham There’s a moment right at the beginning of Men in the Cities that suggests that the next hour and a half might be designed purely to shock. Fortunately, writer/performer Chris Goode quickly reveals himself to be an engaging narrator, exuding warmth and honesty as he weaves the various strands ...

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The Edge – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised and Directed: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Kris Hallett The sea can be a life-changing catalyst for both good and ill. It allows us to meditate as we drift along it, but can also create life-altering destruction. It’s little wonder that the sea has provoked awe and wonder over the course of our history and been immortalised by poets and artists ...

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Opera Project: Falstaff – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

“This is my Kingdom,” Falstaff bellows, rubbing his blown up belly. He is quite right; the stage is his kingdom this autumn as Verdi’s final and arguably greatest work,Falstaff,is performed at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in the company’s annual co-production with Opera Project. Verdi’sFalstaffwas recently performed by the Royal Opera to mixed reviews; thus it is even more apt that ...

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