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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Review: The Odyssey gets the Living Spit treatment – and this time it’s Odysseus’ wife Penelope who takes centre stage in a brilliant musical comic re-imagining of the Ancient Greek saga

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Review: The Odyssey gets the Living Spit treatment – and this time it’s Odysseus’ wife Penelope who takes centre stage in a brilliant musical comic re-imagining of the Ancient Greek saga

Review: The Odyssey. Salisbury Arts Centre Knob jokes,  comedy props and sensational singing make Living Spit’s version of Odysseus’ chronically badly navigated return from Troy a joy to experience. Homer’s Odyssey composed some 3,000 years ago of more than 12,000 lines of poetry is enjoyably reduced down to earthy Anglo Saxon phrases in this send […]

By October 26, 2019 Read More →
AXBRIDGE NEWS: the website for the 2020 Axbridge Pageant is now live

AXBRIDGE NEWS: the website for the 2020 Axbridge Pageant is now live

In 1963 the former Cheddar Valley Railway often called The Strawberry Line was closed after almost a century of use. A few years later the line above the town was turned into the bypass ending the traffic jams that had dogged the town for years. To celebrate a pageant was proposed to chart the town’s […]

By July 29, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine, Theatre Review: Crimes on the Nile – hyper fast who-dunnit spoof that is almost too fast at times

Rapscallion Magazine, Theatre Review: Crimes on the Nile – hyper fast who-dunnit spoof that is almost too fast at times

Crimes on the Nile. Tacchi Morris, Taunton New Old Friends have created a new comedy genre of a hyper fast moving send up of the period whodunit with their improvised style and joke laced script. The movement and choreography by Gary Sefton is excellent and the quartet of actors’ performances are brilliant in the way […]

By March 2, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine. Issue number 7. February, 2019

Rapscallion Magazine. Issue number 7. February, 2019

A bit late I know – but here it is!

By February 24, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: despite the decades Peter Brook’s The Empty Space contains many thought provoking ideas – although much of the text seems lost in the distant haze of the 1960s

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: despite the decades Peter Brook’s The Empty Space contains many thought provoking ideas – although much of the text seems lost in the distant haze of the 1960s

The Empty Space by Peter Brook In 150 odd pages Peter Brook spells out his thoughts on four types of theatre: the deadly, the holy, the rough and the immediate. He could easily have done it in 50 pages such is the density of his thought process. His essential theme is that theatre should be […]

By October 21, 2018 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – NEWS (VIDEO): Behind the scenes with David Parkin – staging The Ladykillers in Axbridge – building a theatre, creating the house in Kings Cross and recycling the last set (all with the help of a chocolate biscuit or two)

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – NEWS (VIDEO): Behind the scenes with David Parkin – staging The Ladykillers in Axbridge – building a theatre, creating the house in Kings Cross and recycling the last set (all with the help of a chocolate biscuit or two)

When Axbridge Community Theatre staged The Ladykillers in the Town Hall in 2016 a team of talented folk worked behind the scenes to make it happen. This is the story of part of that team – the set designers and builders of Axbridge Community Theatre (ACT). The production was directed by Peter Honeyands and was […]

By February 18, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: Twitter accounts to follow of producing companies

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: Twitter accounts to follow of producing companies

Towards the end of 2014, Flossie Waite and her colleagues put together a list of children’s theatre-related Twitter accounts to follow on her website https://childrenstheatrereviews.com/ Last year they updated the list as the numbers have grown. The list includes individuals, venues, companies, festivals and organisations that are creating, supporting, presenting or writing about theatre for young […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
THEATRE REVIEW: Sian Tutill triumphs as Hester in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea at Axbridge Town Hall

THEATRE REVIEW: Sian Tutill triumphs as Hester in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea at Axbridge Town Hall

The Deep Blue Sea. Axbridge Town Hall Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, Hester Collyer has to choose between her stuffy wealthy husband Sir William Collyer or her washed up drunken charmer and one time fighter pilot and lover Freddie Page for whom the world stopped at the height of the Battle […]

By November 24, 2017 Read More →
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