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Author: Chris Wallis

Dream

Online Theatre Review: Dream, The Audience of The Future Consortium

March 20, 2021 Comments Off on Online Theatre Review: Dream, The Audience of The Future Consortium

Last night I dreamt I went to watch live theatre again.

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(Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on (Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

These are difficult times. Rehearsals are problematic with social distancing and theatres are largely making it up as they go along.

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Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

December 3, 2020 Comments Off on Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

Theatres have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions in all sorts of ways.

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“It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 23, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Paul Robinson is a happy man.

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Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

More and more these days I am reminded of the prescience of W.B. Yeats’s poem The Second Coming, and particularly the line ‘The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’

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Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

February 26, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

The iPhone has a lot to answer for.

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Theatre Review: A Little Space, HOME

February 18, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Little Space, HOME

This extraordinary piece of almost-dance is the result of a collaboration between two companies, Gecko and Mind the Gap.

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Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

When I was boy in the 1960s (when people had to read real books), the racks of paperbacks outside newsagents often held two best-selling titles by Lord Russell of Liverpool – The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes and The Knights of the Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes.

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Theatre Review: The Secret of Christmas Eve, Oldham Library Theatre

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Secret of Christmas Eve, Oldham Library Theatre

This is another Christmas gem from the people who made the best Peter Pan I have ever seen.

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Theatre Review: Treasure Island, Bolton Octagon at the University of Bolton Stadium

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Treasure Island, Bolton Octagon at the University of Bolton Stadium

Arrh Jim lad, this is Treasure Island, but not as we know it. No timbers will be shivered, no one will be sent to Davy Jones’s Locker, but a good time will be had by all.

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