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Oedipuss in Boots – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Director: Chris Collier Music & Lyrics: Kid Carpet Puppet maker: Dik Downey Reviewer: Julia Beasley What does a naughty fairytale cat have in common with a mythical Greek hero who was destined to kill his father and marry his mother? Absolutely nothing. This makes Puss in Boots and Oedipus perfect components for the latest offering from the Wardrobe Theatre, who ...

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Ginger Beer – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Company: Limerence Productions Reviewer: Julia Beasley How easy is it to be a gay man? Quite difficult, as it turns out – for Sammy and El at least, a couple of queer flatmates who are as different as chalk and cheese. Whilst El is a bitchy drag queen always on the prowl for sex, Sammy is a gentler, socially awkward ...

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Reservoir Mogs – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Music: Ben Osborne Designer: Madeleine Girling Director: Adam Fuller and Matthew Whittle Choreographer: Laura Street Reviewer: Julia Beasley This is the purr-fect antidote to Xmas ennui – a darkly funny feminist caper from Wardrobe Theatre Company, the creators of Muppits Die Hard, Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears and Rocky: A Horror Show. Four cool cats revisit a failed diamond ...

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Missing Pieces (The Front Room) – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer:  Jenny Davis Director:  Anton Phillips Reviewer:  Julia Beasley This is no-frills theatre at its most economical, a play reading without a set and only minimal props.  As director Anton Phillips explains to the audience in his introduction, the props give just a gist of what the play is about, you have to fill in the blanks yourselves.  In fact, ...

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PREVIEW: Dressed by Angels: 175 Years of Costumes – Old Truman Brewery

As a major new exhibition prepares to open, celebrating 175 years of the entertainment costumier Angels, Maryam Philpott donned her finest and peaked behind the doors to see what Dressed by Angels will offer.   A costume makes a character instantly recognisable, from Batman to Game of Thrones’ John Snow, Cleopatra to each incarnation of Dr Who, their outfit becomes ...

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BLOG: Tonight’s the Night with… Wardrobe

In the fourth blog in our special Tonight’s the Night exclusives we leave the stage and go backstage and hear from Rhys Tucker and Laura Guthrie who look after, wash and maintain the 100s of costumes used in each performance, after all if it wasn’t for them the cast’s sailor whites wouldn’t be whiter than white…would they? The rôle of ...

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