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Blue on Blue – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Blue On Blue at Tristan Bates Theatre

Writer: Chips Hardy Director: Harry Burton Reviewer: Daniel Perks “I’m not on my own! I’m stuck in ’ere with a failed burglar!” The relationship between disabled army veteran Moss (Darren Swift) and ‘nephew’ Carter (Daniel Gentely) is anything but smooth. But, despite their constant arguing, it is clear that Carter and Moss are close. So close in fact that both ...

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NEWS: From Page to Stage season 4 open for applications

It was announced today that producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has opened submissions for the fourth season of From Page To Stage – a festival showcasing the best in new musical theatre. The 2016 season will see the showcase festival return to the Tristan Bates Theatre from 31 October - 3 December 2016 and for the first time see ...

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One of Those – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

The Cast of One Of Those at London's Tristan Bates Theatre

Writer: Tom Ward-Thomas Director: Amy Ewbank Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Wilde’s character Gwendolen Fairfax may have needed to take her diary for sensational train entertainment, but on any railway journey, the compression of hundreds of people means that any number of intimate human dramas are being played out across the carriages. This is the central concept of Tom Ward-Thomas’s new play, ...

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NEWS: From Page to Stage returns for 2016

Following another successful season this year, producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has today announced From Page to Stage will return for 2016 The Season of new musicals will run again again at the Tristan Bates Theatre fromOctober 31-December 3 2016. The 2015 season saw three rehearsed staged reading opportunities, one headline musical, a gala performance, and the celebration of ...

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Tamburlaine the Great – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

  Writer: Christopher Marlowe Adaptors and Directors: Ricky Dukes and Gavin Harrington-Odedra Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Power is a fleeting thing and the sustenance of great empires has often rested in the personality of one great military or political leader. But succession planning is often their downfall so replacement leaders fall quickly and brings that hard-won Empire tumbling down with ...

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My Children! My Africa! – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Athol Fugard Director: Roger Mortimer &Deborah Edgington Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   My Children! My Africa!, Athol Fugard’s impassioned exploration of the struggle against apartheid, hasn’t been seen on the professional London stage since its first production in the National Theatre in 1990, with the playwright’s daughter Lisa Fugard in the rôle of Isabel. Back then, a quarter of a ...

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Bound Feet Blues: A Life Told in Shoes – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer and Performer: Yang-May Ooi Director: Jessica Higgs Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Novelist and TEDx talker, Yang-May Ooi decided that the only way to tell the story of foot binding and its history within her own family was to take to the stage. Based on oral tradition, the stories she tells in her one-woman show bring together the history of her ...

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The Five Stages of Waiting – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Caro Dixey Director: Sophie Moniram Reviewer: Christopher Hong Three sisters are waiting in a hospital while their mother is having surgery to have a tumor removed. They have drifted apart over the past decade after Sarah had a baby at 16, Liz went off to university to be an academic, while Jen muddled along with hairdressing. The anxiety and ...

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