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The Dolphin Crossing – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Jill Paton Walsh (adapted for the stage by Ed Viney) Director: Ed Viney Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 3.5] Originally published in 1967, Jill Paton Walsh’s children’s novel about two boys in 1940 who brave the waters with their motorboat, Dolphin, appears on paper at least to be great material for a film. Its rich use of narrative, the journey ...

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La Boheme – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Giacomo Puccini Director: Robin Norton-Hale Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] Every once in a while, a production comes along that makes you cheer out loud. It makes you thank St. Genesius for bringing it to your town. It brings you hope that a theatrical revolution is about to begin. La Boheme is a classic story of boy meets girl. To ...

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Much Ado About Wenlock – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Rachael Savage Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 5] This is a true story. Sort of. In 1850, the sleepy Shropshire town of Much Wenlock hosted an athletics event, "for the promotion of the moral, physical and intellectual improvement of the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Wenlock “. The brains behind the scheme was Dr. William ...

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Short Shrifts – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Peter Oswald Director: Priscilla Be Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 2.5] As a writer, Peter Oswald has tackled subjects of an epic nature. Gods, monarchs, lovers and tyrants have all been subjects of his work that have been produced on an international scale. With Short Shrifts Oswald has taken a more domestic approach producing twelve short plays that deal with ...

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Dickens’ Women – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writers: Miriam Margolyes&Sonia Fraser Director: Sonia Fraser Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 2] Miriam Margolyes often has the phrase National Living Treasure attached to her name. 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens – a National Dead Treasure. As a package, living actor and dead writer seem to be story telling royalty and a marriage made in ...

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Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Devised by: Belarus Free Theatre Director: Vladimir Shcherban Reviewer: Shane Morgan [Rating: 4.5] To a lot of people, Minsk is where Phoebe’s scientist boyfriend goes off to work in an early series of Friends. The more politically aware may know more. As a collective, the audience at the Tobacco Factory Theatre are given the inside look. A scars ‘n’ all ...

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Made in Heaven – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer, Director &Choreographer: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Shane Morgan [Rating: 3.5] Everybody has their own idea of what heaven and hell are. The feeling, look and sound of your own personal heaven is so precious that holding onto it really is a matter of life and death. These stakes are on full display in Mark Bruce’s latest creation that headlines this ...

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