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‘Chilling & contemporary’: NOTRE DAME – The Space (Online review)

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Ever since Covid’s early days pioneering company Threedumb Theatre has developed and sustained the idea of the one shot livestream; this is unedited and raw but captures much of the spontaneity and edge which comes with live performance. Their latest, Notre Dame, is probably their most ambitious.

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‘When family history & personal convictions become inextricably linked’: GUINEA PIGS – The Space (Online show) ★★★★★

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If you could meet your 15-year-old-self, what would you say? Would your point of view be any different from theirs? Or perhaps the only deviation would be time has honed your views with greater clarity and nuance? Written by Elin Doyle and directed by Laura Kirman, Guinea Pigs is about a teenager whose father is connected to the British nuclear testing programme – its aftermath having major physical and emotional repercussions.

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‘Has the makings of a very important piece of theatre’: GUINEA PIGS – The Space

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There’s a lot to appreciate in Guinea Pigs at The Space. The central inspiration is a topic that’s been deliberately covered up and will therefore be news to many audience members, and Elin Doyle’s script both asks challenging questions about the rights and wrongs of nuclear armament, and draws neat parallels between the UK’s political situation in the 1980s and in 2022 (in summary, not much has changed).

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‘Brings this macabre masterpiece to life’: THE BLACK CAT – Threedumb Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★

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This week saw the opening night of Threedumb Theatre’s fourth post lockdown production The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. Set within the old Church and using the outside areas, cameraman David Smith follows the main protagonist performed by Stephen Smith around the building as he tells us the tale of The Black Cat.

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From online festivals to streaming platforms, here’s a digital theatre catch-up to lift your spirits

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Welcome to our first 2021 round-up of digital shows available for you to watch in the next few weeks.

From large-scale musicals to Zoom experiences, student showcases to the Bard, film and comedy, children’s theatre to audio pieces, storytelling to…