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Ishbel and I – Castle Woods, London

Ishbel and I

Writter: Julia Voce Associate Director:  Caroline Horton Reviewer:  Elizabeth Vile   Performed in the beautiful grounds of Severndroog Castle and Castle Woods Ishbel and I: A play about going to pieces and going on a bike ride, is a touching and honest biographical story about Ishbel Voce and her seven children. Julia Voce tells this engaging story through the eyes ...

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17 – Finborough Theatre, London

17 Finborough

Writer: Dameon Garnett Director: Emma Faulkner Reviewer: Stephen Bates Bereaved, homeless and 17, an unenviable triple whammy for Scott, the central character of Dameon Garnett’s play, which is receiving its World Premiere here. Scott’s most treasured possessions are a tank which is home to Dave, his pet snake, and a box containing the ashes of his recently deceased mother by ...

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Latitude Festival: Hopelessly Devoted


Writer: Kate Tempest Directors: James Grieve, Stef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Paul Couch Life behind bars is never easy but when your cellmate is your soul mate and recreational lover, and her sentence is a fraction of yours, then it’s catastrophic disaffection waiting to happen. In Paines Plough’s offering for this year’s Latitude festival, Chess and Serena find themselves in exactly that position. ...

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The Curing Room – The Pleasance, London


Writer: David Ian Lee Director: Joao de Sousa Reviewer: Christopher Hong   Seven Soviet soldiers are stripped naked, locked in a basement, left to die and their survival depends upon the decisions they make. Set in Poland in 1944, this group of soldiers includes a misfit of a young and genial captain, an angry junior Lieutenant and a simple private. ...

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Under Milk Wood – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Gareth Nicholls Composer: Michael John McCarthy Choreographer: Kelly Lloyd Jones Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As Welsh as rarebit, leeks and daffodils, Dylan Thomas' 1954 radio drama Under Milk Wood is still 24 hours in the life of the sleepy village of Llareggub (read that backwards) but in this production from the Tron Community Theatre Company staged for ...

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Anonymity – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

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Writer : Gareth George Director: Madeleine O'Reilly Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The late Harold Pinter was famous for creating unease by the use of silence and Quentin Tarentino is notorious for the verbosity of his film scripts. It seems strange to cite such disparate writers as influences but the script for Anonymity by Gareth George (who also acts) shows traces of ...

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Pass – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

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Writer: Naomi Sumner Director: Andrew Fillis Reviewer: Dave Cunninghan Teacher Louise (Johanna Hinton) is frustrated by the lack of ambition shown by her pupils and, unwisely, offers unauthorised extra tuition to Jake (Ethan Rogers) who seeks to improve his life opportunities by gaining entrance to a prestigious college. But Jake’s girlfriend Maddie (Natasha Davidson) worries that the activities of Louise ...

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Afterglow – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

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Writer: Julie Burrow Director: Megan Marie Griffith Reviewer: Iain Sykes Afterglow, the first full length play from Julie Burrow, begins with the writer herself, as “Her” delivering a monologue about love directly to the audience. Seven times, she’s been in love. Each time different. This play is the story of number eight. In a cleverly told tale of love and ...

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