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’It’s grand in its scope, telling stories within stories’: Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead – Touring

In Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Michael DavisLeave a Comment

In Complicité Theatre’s Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead, Kathryn Hunter keeps the audience engaged as her confidante and our gateway into shining a light on the anti-ecological policies of local government. The production team, especially Dick Straker’s video design, should also be commended.

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‘Became quite farcical’: BOMBAY SUPERSTAR – Touring

In Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Fairy Powered ProductionsLeave a Comment

The plot of Bombay Superstar transpires to be a bit of an unofficial biopic of the Bollywood actress Rekha. Rekha’s story has been subtly changed and some life events have been swapped with her then leading man, Amitabh Bachchan, for what I can only imagine to be creative/entertainment purposes.

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‘Engaging, warm & thought-provoking’: MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE – Touring

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In a co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse, Nikolai Foster and the Curve company’s adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette has shone a spotlight on the wrongs of yesteryear at a time when, more than ever before in my lifetime, the country seems to be in a state of sinfully wilful regression.

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In Children's theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Live theatre shows for children are a fantastic way of introducing the young generation to live performances whilst reinforcing the fact that entertainment does not only come from the glowing box in the corner of the living room. What Pongo’s Party does is combine familiar voices from CBeebies, namely those of Justin Fletcher (who voices Pongo the Pig) and Nicole Davis (who voices Molly-Moo Cow) with lively performers and engaging puppets up on stage.