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Derailed, Ovalhouse – Review

Credit: Ben MacIntosh

Pros: The protagonists are very likeable and can be quite funny. Cons: The show lacks any kind of structure and feels chaotic. The gazpacho isn’t very good either. In Spain you can find many types of paella: Valencian, black, vegetarian, marinera… Pretty much something for every taste. Derailed looks like a paella; the problem, though, is that with so many ingredients mixed together it is not really clear what kind of paella it is and whether the rice has been properly cooked. The show takes place ...

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The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure, Blue Elephant Theatre

Tiffany Wood from the Original Cervantes “Don Quixote”Directed by Ian NicholsonResearch and development by Simon Day and Aitor Basauri ★★★ Pros: Never boring, at times comical and fittingly dynamic physical theatre. Good use of Spanish accents and guitar. Fun to watch.  Cons: Limited resources inevitably dictate small crew, bare props and no visual aids. But this was a work-in-progress after all. Our Verdict: A thoroughly enjoyable hour of physical theatre, guaranteed to keep you entertained and leave in good spirits. ...

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You and Me, Blue Elephant Theatre

Roger SimeonDirected by Bryony Shanahan★★★★ Pros: Demonstrates character acting at its best. Chameleon-like performances by Patricia Rodriguez and Mercè Ribot take you on an unpredictable and whacky ride through the love and hate of sisterhood. Cons: This is a very specific kind of theatre – esoteric, philosophic and abstract. It may prove frustrating for those preferring linear plot lines and story structure. Our Verdict: Refreshingly different, this is a show that plucks us out of traditional storytelling and hurls us ...

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