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It’s a brave theatre company that takes on Metamorphoses , the 2,000-year-old masterpiece of Roman literature.

Doubly so when the performance is staged by a group as young as the students and graduates of Bristol’s own Hecate Theatre.

So it’s a tribute to their burgeoning talent that their interpretation, Fables from Ovid, is so entertaining.

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It now seems inconceivable that in May 1940 the British war cabinet actually considered suing for peace with Hitler.

Yet over the three days in question we are asked to believe that an appeasement plan to approach the German fuhrer through the Italian dictator Mussolini was under serious discussion. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in office only 16 days, is faced with a plea from his Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax to give up the war, which is going badly.

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On a rather damp evening the Bristol Cathedral Players presented the annual Summer Festival Concert.

The orchestra consisted of local players who meet once a year for this particular occasion. With only two rehearsals they showed from the first notes of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture that they were skilled musicians.

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THERE are some ideas that are great in theory but don’t quite come off in practice.

And while “Pills, Thrills and Bellyaching” has potential, the latest offering at Southville’s Tobacco Factory definitely fell into that category.

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TWO for one offers are big in supermarkets – now they’ve come to the theatre.

Bishopston am dram group the Kelvin Players are offering two plays for the price of one  for the recession-hit arts lover.

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