TAKETEN

TAKETEN

Image: Steve Clark in ‘Waiting For A Fare’. Photo: Malcolm Brown BY DOM BRENNAN TakeTen, Chesil Theatre’s New Playwriting Festival, finally came to the stage earlier this month and has been voted an all-round success. Winning writers with judges, directors...
The Revlon Girl

The Revlon Girl

A Fitting Tribute This play is set 8 months after the Aberfan mining disaster in which 144 people died in just a handful of minutes.  A massive mound of coal waste collapsed onto the small Welsh village below including the school in which 109 children and 5 teachers...
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

We’re very clearly in Italy – with espresso coffee cups, red wine street noise, a swimming pool and some very stylish clothes. And to signal that it’s the 1930s we start with soldiers marching under an Italian Fascist flag. But it’s not a gimmicky production. The...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is so familiar that you might think that there’s not much scope left for originality. You’d be wrong as this interesting and highly competent production shows. Yes, why not have Demetrius and Lysander physically scrapping at the back like...
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Stephen Adly Guirguis’s witty, thoughtful 2005 play is a good choice for a drama school. Its episodic structure uses a large number of actors in some pretty colourful roles. Including a bit of doubling these thirteen graduating actors all have something interesting to...
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