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Daylight Robbery

Daylight Robbery

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Daylight Robbery

Michael Jacob is no stranger to new writing or the creative industries.

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Away from Home

Playing Away from Home

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Playing Away from Home

I’m no stranger to one-person shows. They’re tough, tough to perform, tough to write and, if not handled well, tough to watch.

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24:7

Billy, The Monster and Me

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Billy, The Monster and Me

In the first of a series of reviews of all – yes, all – of the shows at this year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, Lucia Cox kicks off with a monstrous tale.

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Away from Home

Away from Home

July 21, 2013 Comments Off on Away from Home

Of all the shows in this year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, one promises to be the most subversive: Away From Home, co-written by veteran TV, radio and theatre writer, Martin Jameson and performer, Rob Ward.

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David Slack

David Slack talks to Northern Soul

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on David Slack talks to Northern Soul

David Slack is founder of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, now in its tenth year. He can always be found milling around, helping with front of house, meeting and greeting the press and, generally speaking, being a darn enthusiastic and present director.

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24 7 festival

It’s All Happening, 24:7

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on It’s All Happening, 24:7

I’m fond of the 24:7 Theatre Festival. I’m fond of its organisers, volunteers and general ethos. I’m fond of some of the productions I’ve seen over the past three years I’ve known about it and I’m sad I’m not a part of it this year.

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Henry VI

Feasting on the Bard

July 19, 2013 Comments Off on Feasting on the Bard

There really is no finer way to spend a weekend than feasting on Shakespeare plays and this has been one hell of a memorable weekend gorging on the great man’s words.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on Macbeth

I know how lucky I was to have this ticket – it was as coveted as the golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – and almost everyone I spoke to about my plans for Saturday afternoon was mildly envious.

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Robin Hood at Williamson Park

A Meteorological Gamble Pays Off

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on A Meteorological Gamble Pays Off

“Fancy driving to Lancaster to see an outdoor performance in the park?” came the request from Northern Soul a couple of months ago. With a pinch of the Dunkirk spirit I said “yes”

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New Dawn Fades – The Story of Joy Division

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on New Dawn Fades – The Story of Joy Division

There’s more than a little irony in the fact that a subsequent generation seems to be just as fascinated by the ‘romantic’ early death of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis as he himself was with the likes of Jim Morrison.

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