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‘A masterclass in storytelling’: Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People – Creation Theatre (Online review)

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With the gimmicks stripped away, what’s left in Creation Theatre’s Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People is a masterclass in storytelling which, while not exactly heartwarming, does manage to leave the audience with a reminder that even in the darkest of times, we are not alone.

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‘A quirky addition to the ‘shows at home’ space’: MANIMALS (Online review)

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Michelle Hudson’s love life is the anchor on which this “NSFW” Zoom show and online app is tethered. Manimals is an interactive show/online game presented as a workshop launch for a new dating app. Michelle, a gaming designer, has mixed her professional and personal preoccupations here for immersive entertainment.

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NEWS: CtrlAltRepeat’s highly-acclaimed immersive show Viper Squad is back & this time it’s Remastered

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CtrlAltRepeat’s award-winning immersive theatre show Viper Squad, a lovingly-crafted, tongue-in-cheek homage to 1980s action classics and point-and-click adventure games, is back every Friday from 29 January 2021. Viper Squad: Remastered takes the original and dials it all up to 11.

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How to find the energy we need in our industry to move forward

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I was talking with a client yesterday, who is a theatre-maker and wanting, like so many, to get back in front of a live audience and to work close with fellow creatives to make work happen. We decided to focus on a few areas – not least because we have no idea how long we are going to be in the current state of lockdown and reliance on digital platforms.

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‘Offers psychological chills from the start’: MACBETH – Big Telly Theatre Company (Online review)

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With some scenes of conflict filmed in a style which evokes the “found-footage” style seen in The Blair Witch Project and others, this Big Telly Theatre Company’s Macbeth – for which audience members are instructed to draw the curtains and dim the lights – offers psychological chills from the start.

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‘A courtroom setting gets round socially distanced difficulties’: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Guildford Shakespeare Company (Online review)

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Guildford Shakespeare Company first performed their adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic in 2015. After a successful series of Zoom murder mystery evenings, they decided to recreate their hit family production.