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Blavatsky’s Tower – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Peter Scott Reviewer: Jacqui Onions 3 Crate has chosen a disturbing, intense and, at times, darkly comedic play in Moira Buffini's Blavatsky's Tower. The subject matter may not be to everyone's taste but there is something strangely fascinating about the story of a family that have chosen never to leave their penthouse apartment in the tower ...

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Blavatsky’s Tower – Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Peter Scott Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin   Everyone thinks their families are normal, relatively speaking. Sometimes the only way to see things clearly is to see it through the eyes of someone else. The arrival of a doctor into the lives of the Blavatsky family shake up the world they have always known; A world contained entirely in ...

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A History of Falling Things – The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: James Graham Director: Emma Lucia Reviewer: Matthew Jackson A History of Falling Things centres on two lovers that are both brought together, and also separated by Keraunothnetophobia – the fear of falling satellites (This is not Romeo and Juliet). But James Graham uses fear to show more than just that. The play is structured around two young lovers Robin ...

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The Stolen Inches – Ophelia Theatre, London

Writer/Director: Cordelia O’Neill Reviewer: Joe Crystal Behind the façade of the polite tea-drinking, hobnob munching, middle-class Wenlock family in deepest Suburbia lies a dark secret…or three…in a home where “love doesn’t mean like, that’s why love is hard”. Writer and director Cordelia O’Neill’s tight 50 minute tragic-comedy The Stolen Inches focuses on this very dysfunctional household where youngest son Simon ...

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Stacy – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Sam Miller Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Stacy is actually about Rob. And his best friend Stacy, and her flatmate Shona too. But mainly about Rob. For when a misguided drunken shag with Stacy later leads into another encounter with the more inexperienced Shona, it is Rob’s life that is thrown under the microscope in this hour-long ...

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