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It’s Beautiful Over There, Tristan Bates Theatre – Review

Within this monologue Stephanie Greenwood does an excellent job of portraying several different personalities. There is her 7 year old self, delighted with a recently acquired dolls house, but at the same time angry at the loss of her grandad; her sassy 13 year old self mourns a grandmother; and we meet a Polish ancestor who insists upon playing the perfect hostess in spite of suffering an injury to her foot (with dire consequences). Stephanie regales us with stories of family history, ...

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Bare: A Pop Musical, The Vaults – Review

Originally performed in 2000, Bare: a Pop Opera is starting to show its age.  Set in the senior year of a private Catholic school somewhere in North America, it is centred around a relationship between two teenage boys Peter (Daniel Mack Shand) and Jason (Darragh Crowley).  Jason is the self-confident golden boy, whilst Peter is more reserved and cautious.  They have, so far, hidden their relationship from the rest of their year group, most of whom have their own issues ...

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