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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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The Nighmare Dreamer, Blue Elephant

Devised TheatreDirected by John-Michael MacDonald★★ Pros: Unusual and visually intriguing, with some innovative stylistic direction.Cons: The improvised nature meant the piece fell flat at times – it might be too weird for some people.Our verdict: A strange and unnerving production, which seemed to be conflicted between a conventional linear play and a physical interpretative performance. Every so often, I get night terrors. Once I dreamt I was in a room full of wardrobes, and these Courtesy of the Blue Elephant ...

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