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Thrive, Artsdepot – Review

Credit: Phil Crow

Pros: Stirring performance that inspires and immerses its young audience members and works to appeal to non-theatre goers. Cons: At times the immersive aspect felt overwhelming and was slightly distracting for me. This being my first trip to Artsdepot, I was impressed with the quality and quantity of space. It has a very open, bright and airy atmosphere; like it’s just waiting for you to create something. Several floors are each filled with different studios and performance spaces. Artsdepot is situated deep ...

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Autobiographer, Toynbee Studios

Written and directed by Melanie Wilson★★★  Pros: An enchanting lighting design and equally great sound for such a modest venue. Offers a compelling perspective on the important issue of dementia. Cons: A little wordy and lengthy in places, didn’t quite hold my attention throughout. Not suitable for those who don’t like ‘artsy’ drama. Our Verdict: If you’re looking for serious fringe theatre, look no further. To be honest, you should go just for the pleasure of the lighting design alone!  ...

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