Iwan Lewis’ direction is assured and he is truly at home creating an increasingly wide ripple effect in the intimate surroundings of The Barn Theatre, which after The Secret Garden and now One Minute must surely be on the map as one of the most exciting venues in the South West.
The joy created by this remarkable company is second only to the joy felt by those lucky enough to see The Nature of Why. This isn’t a performance you simply see or hear. It’s one you feel.
With this View From The Bridge, Tobacco Factory Theatres Artistic director Mike Tweddle has orchestrated a piece of theatre so seamless, so beautifully directed that his own work is invisible.
Whilst this nostalgia-soaked show may not deny any dreams, the overwhelming success of The Band at the box office does limit ambition in storytelling by being so simplistic and, at times, just plain theatre by (jukebox) numbers.
This year’s theatrical smorgasbord from BE Festival offered pieces from France, the UK and Spain. Andre and Dorine by Spain’s Kulunka Teatro is a full-mask exploration of the agony and heartbreak experienced by the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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