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Twelfth Night – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Director: Wils Wilson Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Dominic Corr Devoid of constraints, Shakespeare for his faults, is a master in weaving a timeless narrative. His creations serve both as triumphs of art but also templates. Templates which may have a set structure or character but are completely adaptable. Once lacking in diversity, Shakespeare’s text is pushed by Wils Wilson ...

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The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Peter Handke Translator: Meredith Oakes Directors: Wils Wilson and Janice Parker Reviewer: Dominic Corr How connected are we to one another’s stories? Not at all when we really think, the hundreds, thousands of people we encounter are just extras in our own tale. So, when we truly sit back, soaking in the æther around us, we allow them to cross ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Dominic Corr We desire the old, don’t we? So often our post-modern cravings for instant narratives, gratifications all echo our universal need for ballads. It’s why we find such charm or kitsch in firelight pubs, festivals and stories. We simply cannot, regardless of cold academics or modern technology, refute our heritage. Particularly in ...

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MIF 2017: Cotton Panic! – Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester

Music: Jane Horrocks, Nick Vivian and Wrangler Writer: Nick Vivian Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Lizz Clark A show with 'cotton' in the title is clearly rooted in the history of Manchester and Lancashire's mill-towns. The panic referred to is the Cotton Famine of the 1860s, when the American Civil War halted supply, devastating whole communities. Huddled in the post-industrial shell ...

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The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion – Swalec Stadium, Cardiff


Writer: Tim Price Music: Gruff Rhys Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion is billed as a theatre gig for all ages and is the latest offering in this innovative new genre from National Theatre Wales and Gruff Rhys. The winning combination of Rhys' music with Tim Price's writing and Wils Wilson's direction created something quite ...

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Scuttlers – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Hannah Hiett It's 1885 and the streets of Manchester are crackling with energy, youth and violence in Rona Munro’s brand new play, Scuttlers. Following hot on the heels of The James Plays, which has taken the theatre world by storm, Munro has found her niche in creating historical works that speak across centuries. ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Music: Alasdair Macrae Writer: David Greig Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Kerry Scott Following a successful North American tour, The National Theatre of Scotland’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart has returned to Glasgow. Aiming to take theatre into pubs and other unlikely venues where stories are told, re-told, sung and passed on, Maryhill Burgh Halls is the latest venue hosting ...

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Gastronauts – Royal Court, London

Writers: April De Angelis and Nessah Muthy Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:3] If you go down to the Royal Court you’re in for a big surprise…In fact, the less you know beforehand the more likely you are likely to enjoy the show. It’s a food related production, the clue is in the title, ‘gastronauts.’ First, the audience is ...

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