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On The Piste Review

To celebrate the Theatre Royal Wakefield’s 120th anniversary, On The Piste is now being performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre this week.

On The Piste follows the story of two couples who meet during a ski trip to the French Alps which escalates into a holiday of fights and affairs. 512 more words

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Kusej's traumatizing Faust

It would be hard to imagine two productions of Goethe’s Faust more different than the one I saw at the Volkstheater last month and the one I saw at the Residenztheater on Sunday. 818 more words

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Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man - Soho Theatre. ****

Sam Simmons tells the mad, surreal and absurd tale of wind surfer adrift in the open sea surrounded by shark who dies in the end. But the ending or narrative is irrelevant as this set-up allows Simmons to shoot off in all tangential direction based on hunger/thirst based hallucination. 109 more words

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Chromatic Theatre’s Debut Production Shows Promise, But Just Misses The Mark

Presented at Motel inside the EPCOR Centre and directed by Jenna Rodgers, Chromatic Theatre – Calgary’s newest theatre company – makes its debut with Michael Golamco’s Cowboy Versus Samurai. 608 more words

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Early Days (of a Better Nation) - Ovalhouse. ***

Governance and political processes has been much discussed lately, no less with Russell Brand and his need to sell his book. Marking the Parliament Week, this is a perfect show to engage with the political process, a chance for the participants to decide what form of government they would like, how the decisions are made and engage in passionate discussion on these subjects. 312 more words

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A Fairly Traditional "Woman"

By Patrick Hurley

An exploration of the double standards that existed between men and women in the late 1800s through the early 1900s can be heard in the crisp and crackling dialogue of Oscar Wilde’s… 772 more words

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Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale Makes Me Wanna ROCK


When rockers reach a certain age, one of the following things usually happens. They either dreamed of burning out, but they fade away; they try to continue performing the way they always have before, blissfully unaware that they look like the Crypt Keeper, and have mostly lost their voices, strutting about like roosters, making final millions off their glory days; they appear to have made deals with the devil, continue to perform as they always have, looking and sounding BETTER than in their glory days, when in reality, they should be melting in a corner somewhere from all the toxic substances they and their friends imbibed, making mere mortals yearn for a hot gray streak and some tight pants; OR, they reinvent themselves. 1,140 more words

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