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DUBLIN CAROL | STAGE REVIEW

DUBLIN CAROL | STAGE REVIEW

DUBLIN CAROL | STAGE REVIEW **** Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Mon 5 Feb Is there a bigger bummer than being alone at Christmas? Yeah. Being a drunk alone on Christmas. Wait… make that a triple: Being a drunk alone on Christmas who works in a funeral parlour. Dublin Carol isn’t your Yuletide-cup-of-cheer play. Conor McPherson’s unexpectedly […]

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LEE MEAD TICKETS | COMPETITION

LEE MEAD TICKETS | COMPETITION   Catapulted into the throes of fame after winning Andrew Lloyd Webber’s talent show Any Dream Will Do, Lee Mead has been a household staple of musical theatre ever since taking the lead role in Joseph And The Technicolor Dream Coat. Mead has appeared in other West End classics such as: Wicked, […]

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BLUE/ORANGE | STAGE REVIEW

BLUE/ORANGE | STAGE REVIEW   Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Wed 22 Jan Staged in the intimate, in-a-round performance space of the Sherman Cymru’s Theatre 2, Canoe Theatre’s production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning Blue/Orange is an admirable effort, enlivened by the moral journeys of the three characters at its heart. Set across a 24-hour period in an […]

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SOLD | STAGE REVIEW

SOLD | STAGE REVIEW   Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sun 12 Oct. Set in a bus stop, SOLD is a drama about six victims of human trafficking. There’s the seasoned prostitute with a sassy attitude and Pretty Woman boots; a young Polish girl lured to the UK by offers of a modelling contract; the twelve-year-old […]

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IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR | STAGE REVIEW

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR | STAGE REVIEW   Sherman Cymru, Cardiff Fri 27 Sept It’s a Family Affair will make you laugh, it will also make you cringe. Throughout you will be able to congratulate yourself on getting the overly obvious, up to the minute references and constant metatheatre ‘jokes’ – if only they would […]

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PATRICK JONES | INTERVIEW

Controversial poet and playwright Patrick Jones talks to Sion Lidster about human rights, hospices and his new play, Dandelion   Patrick Jones has long been one of the most outspoken individuals in Welsh popular culture. The Tredegar-born poet and playwright, whose previous works include Everything Must Go, a tale of South Wales alienation and addiction, […]

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THE DROWNED WORLD | THEATRE PREVIEW

THE DROWNED WORLD | THEATRE PREVIEW

A nuanced, figurative reminder of the dangers of categorisation and prejudice

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THE SANGER | THEATRE REVIEW

THE SANGER | THEATRE REVIEW

A no-holds-barred discussion of the British presence in Afghanistan

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LIGHT ARRESTED BETWEEN THE CURTAIN AND THE GLASS | THEATRE REVIEW

LIGHT ARRESTED BETWEEN THE CURTAIN AND THE GLASS | THEATRE REVIEW

If quality scriptwriting was the aim, then theatre has never been more accomplished

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DESIRE LINES | THEATRE REVIEW

DESIRE LINES | THEATRE REVIEW

Latest production from Sherman Cymru leaves much to be desired