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Lemn Sissay, Something Dark

Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

October 21, 2017 No Comments

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

Review: Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

October 11, 2017 No Comments

Written by Rochdale-born Eileen Murphy to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the real events around the public hanging of the so-called ‘Manchester Martyrs’, this touring play from a new Rochdale-based company manages with surprising success to humanise what Murphy rightly characterises as “a huge, tragic and complicated event” whereby the struggle for Irish independence from the British Empire was played out in an English city, with consequences both national and international.

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The Fall of the Master Builder (Photography by Manuel Harlan)

Review: (the fall of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

October 11, 2017 No Comments

Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, published in 1892, begins with the arrival of a young woman, Hilde Wangel, in Halvard Solness’s office.

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All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

Actors have a thing where, when they go to audition for a TV ad, they walk into the waiting room and find 20 people sitting there who look exactly like them.

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Review: People, Places & Things, HOME, Manchester

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: People, Places & Things, HOME, Manchester

First off, it should probably be acknowledged that there are noticeable similarities between this rather brilliant production and the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

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Goth Weekend

Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

There’s always something a bit weird about watching a play set in your home town, including an emotional response somewhere between pride and embarrassment when you hear the characters speak about the places that exist in real life.

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A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre,© Tony Bartholomew

Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

“This is the first time that I’ve written a play with a house as the central character,” says Alan Ayckbourn of his new comedy, A Brief History of Women.

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STOMP

Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

September 12, 2017 Comments Off on Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

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Northern Soul chats to director Joyce Branagh about new writing, girls rugby and fighting spirit

September 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to director Joyce Branagh about new writing, girls rugby and fighting spirit

Director Joyce Branagh is working on what sounds like the perfect premise for an ensemble piece.

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Freak, 53two, Manchester

Review: Freak, MAP Productions, 53two, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Freak, MAP Productions, 53two, Manchester

So much has been written about women from the male perspective that it’s hardly a surprise when things are misconstrued.

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