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The Snow Queen – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

Writer: Llinos Mai Director: Jon Dafydd-Kidd Reviewer: Beth Steer An adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s famous Christmas story, The Snow Queen, Hijinx Odyssey's production brings the classic tale to life in a new way. The spirit of Odyssey – an inclusive community group for adults with and without learning disabilities who share a passion for performance – shines through the ...

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride (adapted by Annie Ryan) Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin   When Eimear McBride, author of the original novel, opened up the drawer and saw her manuscript still there, still rejected and unpublished, little did she suspect how far it would go just a few years later. After finally getting the release it deserved in 2013, the ...

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Cosy – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The Cast of Cosy

Writer: Kaite O'Reilly Director: Phillip Zarrilli Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Cosy tells the story of Rose (Sharon Morgan) who, although in good health at the moment, has a degenerative disease and would like help to die with dignity before she loses her independence. We join her story at the point where she is ready to tell her three daughters and her ...

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The Good Earth – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Musical Director: Max Mackintosh Director: Rachel Boulton Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Inspired by true events, The Good Earth tells the story of a Welsh community fighting against the council to save their homes and village. Devised by Fragments, this may be a new play in development but it already delivers a strong, polished script that is pacey, gripping and moving. This ...

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The Events – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Dramaturgs: Oda Radoor &Brigitte Auer Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Jacqui Onions The Eventsfollows the aftermath of a terrible tragedy and Claire's struggles to come to terms with and understand what happened, exploring her resulting fixation with The Boy who perpetrated the events. Covering themes including forgiveness, inclusivity, multiculturalism and immigration to name but a few, The Events ...

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Lady Gogo Goch – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Deviser: Jill Dowse Director: Emily Ayres Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In Lady Gogo Goch, Sam Fox creates a variety of Welsh ladies, with the inspiration for these characters coming from everywhere from history to traditions, real life to song. Using a mixture of music (much of which is ably performed live by Ricardo Rocha), song, poetry and prose in their creation, ...

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The Shop of Little Horrors – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Dramaturg: Adam Peck Music: Simon Preston Director: Emma Williams Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Albert Grimlake resides alone inside his workshop, crafting his beloved puppets, with only a ventriloquist’s dummy likeness of his mother for company. As he gets older he feels he can no longer continue with his work alone and advertises for some help. Muppet loving Eric responds and finds ...

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