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‘Challenging preconceptions’: DARLING / A PASSION PLAY – Written On The Waves (Online review)

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45 North’s audio play series Written On The Waves kicked off Season 2 with a trilogy Lifted a couple of weeks ago. This has swiftly been followed by a second play from one of the same writers and as it was reasonably brief I also thought I would go back to one of the pieces from Season 1 that I had yet to get round to reviewing.

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’It was good to see some fresh perspectives’: Am I A Terrible Person? / Doody (Online review)

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Following a rather busy week there was only time yesterday to dip a toe into the waters at the Brighton Fringe (see what I did there?). Quite by chance I came across a pair of short solo plays which dealt with the same subject but did so from quite different perspectives; the subject in question being male mental health.

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‘Maintains a high standard of celebratory storytelling’: RAPUNZEL – Chickenshed Theatre (Online review)

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Prompted by the recent retirement of their artistic director – the visionary Lou Stein – I decided to opt for Chickenshed’s latest to video release Rapunzel which turned out to be one of the first shows that Lou wrote and directed at the venue himself and thus the release of the production neatly bookends his time there.