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How to Win Against History – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Book, music and lyrics: Seiriol Davies Reviewer: Julia Beasley Edwardian cross-dressing toff Henry Cyril Page certainly knew how to be outrageous. He was the 5th Marquis of Anglesey, one of the wealthiest men in the world. But he squandered the family fortune on sparkly frocks and ruby-encrusted slippers, turned the chapel into a theatre and put on plays – starring ...

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Crave- The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol.

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Jessica Rose McVay Reviewer: Kris Hallett There have been many pretenders over the years but no one has come close to creating the sheer theatrical poetry of Sarah Kane. Taken far too young at the age of 28 her plays first shook and then changed the British theatrical landscape. In studio spaces up and down the ...

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I Am The Wind- Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Male hovering over a wet beach

Writer: Jon Fosse English Language Version: Simon Stephens Director: Charlotte Marigot Reviewer: Kris Hallett Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse’s I Am The Wind baffled some critics when first presented at the Young Vic in 2011. Viewing it some six years later it’s difficult to understand the reasons for this.  It is basically Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot set on a boat. ...

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Iceland – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Dollar bill splashed with blood

Writer: Nicolas Billon Director: Geoffrey Brumlik Reviewer: Kris Hallett The Directors' Cuts season presented each May by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, is a terrific way for audiences to catch up on and discover the world of new writing. Iceland, a terrific piece by Canadian Nicolas Billon, given its UK première here by director and fellow countryman Geoffrey Brumlik, is a great discovery. Iceland ...

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Posthumous Works- Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Ivan Hansen, Katrina Bugaj, Hagen Findsen Director: Katrina Bugaj Reviewer: Kris Hallett Mike Tweddle's programming of the Tobacco Factory Theatre feels like it is beginning to come into effect with Posthumous Works. His background includes a strong focus on bringing international theatre to our shores and so here, we get, Danish company Out Of Balanz coming to Bristol for ...

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Letters To Windsor House – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Devisors and Directors: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Kris Hallett Bristol has just, this previous Sunday, been named the best city to live in the UK once again, this time in a feature by the Sunday Times and the backlash has already started. Some have opined that there is an agenda in place to send the hip and cultured ...

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Rocky: A Horror Story – Wardrobe Theatre

Devisors: The Company Director: Tom Brennan Reviewer: Kris Hallett Picture the scene, you're settling back to enjoy the trailers before the main feature at the multiplex and the screen goes blank and the reassuring deep boom of the American link man begins ''From the people who brought you Home Alonely, Muppits Die Hard and Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears comes ...

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The Odyssey – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer/Director: Nir Paldi Writer/Performer: George Mann Reviewer: Kris Hallett A person walks across a space and another watches. This in essence, with a doff of a cap to Peter Brook, is theatre. The art-form has always encompassed a massive compendium of parts, for every big mass marketed spectacle, your Wickeds or Disney factory tent poles, you have works like this, ...

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