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The Quentin Dentin Show – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Henry Carpenter Book: Henry Carpenter and Tom Crowley Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates In the digital age, the need for self-help manuals could be passing. Who needs them when all the required help can be delivered in the form of robots, direct to your living room by means of fibre-optics? Here we have a futuristic rock ...

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Human Machine: binary 2 – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writers: Piotr Mirowski and Kory Mathewson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Never work with children or animals would be actors are told, but now there’s another item to add to that list – never work with robots. Piotr Mirowski and Kory Mathewson’s new improvising show Human Machine: binary 2 is about as ambitious as a comedy show can be, not only creating ...

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The Doppel Gang – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Dominic Hedges Director Terence Mann Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle As the Blitz pulverises its way through war-torn London, a team of hapless but well-intentioned performers are trying to contribute to boosting morale, by providing some theatrical light relief. Struggling to get punters through their door, they face the prospect of financial ruin, with no choice but to cut their ...

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Glockenspiel – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Steven Dykes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman With the long-running conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, US Army personnel often find themselves accepting repeated tours of active service. Patched up physically before being sent out to fight again, veterans’ mental state is on the decline, with greater than average rates of depression, alcohol and drug abuse and suicide. Steven Dykes’s ...

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Realtine | Noreen – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Janet Behan Director: Jessica Higgs Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Diedre is excitedand in trepidation. She's finally written a story for her creative writing class. In the first part of this double bill, we are that class, not knowing what to expect now Diedre's broken her silence, but soon drawn in as this otherwise unprepossessing woman unpacks her secret history. As ...

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Sellotape Sisters – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Lee Mattinson Director: Robert Wolstenholme Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The soap opera probably divides opinion more than any other TV genre; some decry the outlandish plots and expense of churning out 4 or 5 increasingly feeble episodes a week, while their fans adore the communities they represent and the often life-long devotion to the characters. The big hitters Coronation Street ...

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Rat In A Box – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Abe Buckoke Director: Abe Buckoke Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s a set up that thousands of young people will find familiar; moving to the big city and trying to the nicest, cheapest, least rat infested accommodation possible. Rat In A Box, the first venture from production company Rich Creative and SLAM Theatre is an unusual look at trying to make ...

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Area 52 – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Marc Blake Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Somewhere between the end of proven scientific fact and complete imagination lies the conspiracy theory, an endless conversation about how a particular event occurred usually shrouded in officially endorsed mystery. Most notable among the big conspiracy theories of the 20th Century is the Roswell cover-up, the supposed discovery of alien life by ...

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