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Hot Air – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Mike Akers Music: Kieran Buckeridge Lyrics: Heather Williams Director: Heather Williams Reviewer: Jackson Lawrence [Rating:4] The Myrtle Theatre Company’s Hot Air is a triumph. Director Heather Williams’ creation celebrates a proud tradition of the people of Bristol in its dramatisation of the annual Balloon Fiesta – an insight into the world of hot air ballooning. Myrtle Theatre’s inclusive stance ...

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Moonfleet – The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: J. Meade Falkner Adaptor: Stephanie Dale Music: Tim Laycock Director: Kim Durham Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:4] First published in 1898, this classic smuggling tale by English novelist J. Meade Falkner has remained a popular yarn, no doubt thanks to its gripping plot twists and the moral message it has at its core, which is played out through the trials ...

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Bob Kingdom Original Direction: Anthony Hopkins Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] “Good evening, culture vultures.” A single black podium, barely distinguishable from the black set, stands alone on an empty stage. With his polka dot bowtie, blue deck shoes (for a quick getaway), big hair and a red nose, Bob Kingdom as the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is vaguely clown-esque ...

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Richard III – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:4] There’s a lot of love for Richard III at the moment – the car park residing monarch and by association, the play. Whether by chance or, “some secret close intent”, Bristol’s Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory has struck programming gold by opening their 2013 season with the hunch-backed toad. There ...

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Hansel and Gretel – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writers: The Brothers Grimm (and New International Encounter) Director: Alex Byrne Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:3.5] Christmas is a time for families, entertainment and imagination. Bringing the whole clan together for an evening of shared adventures is what the traditional family show is all about. This year, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre has joined forces with New International Encounter (NIE) in bringing ...

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Eugene Onegin – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Music &Libretto: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director: Richard Studer Translation: David Lloyd-Jones Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Doyen of Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin, wrote the verse novel which forms the basis for Tchaikovsky’s lyrical operatic masterpiece Eugene Onegin. A love story running the gamut of emotions, it tells of the ill-fated love between the innocent country girl Tatyana and the worldly Eugene ...

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Mr Maugham at Home – The Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Anthony Curtis Director: Chris Garner Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4.5] Written in the first person narrative, biographer Anthony Curtis translates William Somerset Maugham’s (or Willie, as he is known to his friends) story into a stylish, witty and sensitive one man play. Known today for his considerable contribution to literature, with almost 100 books and over 30 plays, Maugham’s writing ...

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