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Friday, October 25, 2019

Mold Riots review – town takes to the streets to reclaim history by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Various locations, MoldA brass band, choir and cast of more than 100 gathered for a heartfelt re-enactment of a dark day that left four people dead Performed in the town’s streets and squa…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's stormy heroine checks her privilege by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffComplex women are imprisoned in a world of male buffoons in this rich and remarkably modern staging of the seminal drama – but only Hedda can escape Having recently…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Fierce festival review – a daring whirl of theatrical thrills by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Various venues, BirminghamAided by hula hoops, raw chicken and animatronic dogs, the performers in this six-day series of shows embarked on a quest for emotional connections Communion, empat…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

On Bear Ridge review – Rhys Ifans braves a storm of sadness by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman, CardiffEd Thomas’s lyrical new play situates its characters in a post-cataclysmic, Beckettian nowhere in which words are all they have left Bear Ridge Stores, a family-run butcher…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Orlando review – Katie Mitchell's gleeful celebration of gender fluidity by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Schaubühne, BerlinVirginia Woolf’s promiscuous poet flits between the past and the present in this rousing and spectacularly elaborate show The titular character in Virginia Woolf’s 192…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Twelve Cabins Twelve Vacancies review – intimate take on Hitchcock’s Psycho by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Chapter, CardiffChris Carnell fuses his own story with that of the classic thriller to create a lyrical study of grief and family On a hot August day in 1968, while watching a televised broa…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lose Yourself review – a devastating night out by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffKatherine Chandler’s potent new play about hedonism, violence and toxic bantz confounds expectations at every turn Yaz doesn’t want to work in a nail bar for the …

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jekyll & Hyde review – this teenage riot is furious and fearless by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham RepEvan Placey transforms the lead characters into women in a provocative version embraced by a brilliant young cast Calling Birmingham Rep’s production of Jekyll & Hyde “…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Half God of Rainfall review – stunning standoff by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham RepEllam’s poem about a basketball-star demi-god and his goddess-mother fighting celestial beings gets a stunning out on the stage The Half God of Rainfall tells the story of De…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SparkPlug review – a soul-searching inquest into race, class and machismo by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Theatr Clwyd, MoldDavid Judge fuses poetry and exquisite theatricality into a lovingly delivered personal monologue David Judge is the writer and performer of this autobiographical monologue…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Peeling review – fierce and funny trio storm the stage in vulva gowns by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Theatr Brycheiniog, BreconKaite O’Reilly’s play challenges societal expectations of deaf and disabled women and tick-box exercises in inclusivity Alfa, Beaty and Coral are three deaf and…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew review – Shakespeare in a woman's world by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffJo Clifford’s inventive and playful production gives the characters new conflicts, complexities and genders Notwithstanding its running gags at the expense of acade…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Blue review – Williams' Menagerie reworked into tale of Welsh sorrows by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Chapter, CardiffA damaged Carmarthen family are shaken by a newcomer in this smart and superbly acted riff on the American classicIf Amanda Wingfield and her children had lived on the coast …

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Commonism review – the quest for common ground in a turbulent time by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham RepAndy Smith and Amund Sjølie Sveen imagine a future of radical equality and freedom in a performance that comes with its own manifestoBilled as a “performed conversation”, …

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Wizard of Oz review – Toto, we're not in 1939 any more by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham RepThis thrilling Oz of racial diversity, gender reversal and voguing androgyny is more current – and vibrant – than the MGM musicalEncountering the Birmingham Rep’s playful…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Phantom Rides Again! review – a grotesque return to the dawn of cinema by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Chapter Arts Centre, CardiffGood Cop Bad Cop present a wry, playful and genre-defying show based around the work of an early film director Phantom Rides Again! is the first in what promises …

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Thick As Thieves review – harrowing two-hander explores life after being in care by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Theatr Clwyd, MoldTwo friends raised in care meet after many years in a complex drama featuring some deeply committed performancesTowards the climax of Katherine Chandler’s Thick As Thieve…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Fel Anifail review – an unnerving world of shadows and secrets by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffA couple stranded in an unsettling rural landscape are haunted by the past in Meic Povey’s richly poetic drama Defi (Wyn Bowen Harries) and Mair (Morfudd Hughes) ar…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

National Theatre Wales row risks ignoring audiences | Gareth Llŷr Evans by Gareth Llŷr Evans

An open letter signed by 40 Welsh playwrights criticising NTW doesn’t take into account audiences’ responses to the company’s recent showsLast week, Wales Arts Review published an open…

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