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Theatre Review: Electric Rosary, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 29, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Electric Rosary, Royal Exchange, Manchester

In these tentative, post-lockdown times, many theatre venues tend to programme safe, obvious, well-known shows, those crowd-pleasers that will guarantee them an audience.

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The Lemon Table, Ian Mcdiarmid c. Marc Brenner

Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

Ian McDiarmid is magnificent in the two pieces which make up The Lemon Table, taken from Julian Barnes’s 2004 collection of short stories of the same name.

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Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Road was Farnworth-born, Jim Cartwright’s first play.

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Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The Untold Story - Photo Ed Waring

Theatre Review: Dracula – The Untold Story, imitating the dog, Leeds Playhouse

October 14, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dracula – The Untold Story, imitating the dog, Leeds Playhouse

“We have staged Dracula: The Untold Story as a live graphic novel,” says UK theatre company imitating the dog. And that is precisely what they have done.

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Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Seeing half-remembered films from the 1980s turned into feel-good theatrical musicals has been a puzzling phenomenon of theatregoing in the past few years.

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Theatre Review: Letter to Boddah, Ilkley Playhouse

October 12, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Letter to Boddah, Ilkley Playhouse

This is a fine production of an extraordinary play.

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Theatre Review: hang, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: hang, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

I’m embarrassed, but it’s necessary to open with a confession.

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TWOTW Prod Image (2021 Cast - Julian Spooner, Jess Mabel Jones). Photographer_ Luke Forsythe

Theatre Review: The War of the Worlds, HOME, Manchester

September 28, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The War of the Worlds, HOME, Manchester

I know I used to be a radio drama producer, but surely everyone has heard of Orson Welles’ radio version of War of the Worlds?

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Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Fans of The Take on YouTube will have seen the one about ‘The Sick Girl’ trope.

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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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