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Strawberry Vale, Ovalhouse – Review

Pros: Beautiful music and great hand-drawn animation. Cons: Despite being short, it was a bit too drawn out at certain points. Part of the First Bites programme at the Ovalhouse, Strawberry Vale is a work-in-progress and so the showing was a short sneak peak at a future full length production. Featuring the use of digital images, some props and a solo female performer, it was an intriguing insight. The story is of a teenage girl who fears that becoming an adult will mean ...

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Much Ado About Nothing, St Paul’s Church – Review

Pros: A charming and talented cast performing one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Cons: Appalling weather taking the shine off an otherwise brilliant production. So have we got everything? Excellent cast: check; delightful venue: check; sparkling comedy: check and the weather….? Oh what wretched luck for Iris Theatre, one of the finest purveyors of outdoor plays. When I was last at St Paul’s Church I saw them stage a spellbinding version of Richard III, which bathed in hot sunshine. This time ...

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