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Expensive Shit – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Adura Onashile Director: Adura Onashile Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Two toilets, two stories, twenty years apart. The only things they appear to have in common are the toilet attendant and the objectification of the women who use the toilet. Unfortunately, they also share a failure to take off and make the production come to life. The first story is set in a ...

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The Night Season – East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Writer: Rebecca Lenkiewicz Director: Adrian Rawlins Set Designer: Ed Ullyart Lighting: Simon Bedwell Reviewer: Ron Simpson Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives famously commented on the potency of cheap music. While there is nothing cheap about the Fred Astaire chapter of the Great American Songbook, popular music – from Irish folk song to Marlene Dietrich via Astaire-Rogers classics – is ...

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My Country; a work in progress – National Theatre, London

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Stephen Bates There was once a joke that began: "An Englishman, a Scotsman, a Welshman and an Irishman entered a bar and...". To continue would now be deemed politically incorrect, but, in this 80-minute show, partly a state of the nation(s) address, the National Theatre takes licence to exhume all the old ...

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Contained – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Collaborators/Directors: Alan Lyddiard, Denis Darzacq Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Mind The Gap Studios are known for their true stories from the heart, and this is certainly evident in this unique production of Contained.   The production features nine performers with learning disabilities and the show is in joint collaboration from Alan Lyddiard (Anniversary) and award-winning French Photographer and filmmaker, Denis Darzacq. The ...

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Opera North: The Snow Maiden/ Snegurochka – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Director: John Fulljames Conductor Leo McFall Designer: Giles Cadle Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden is something of a collector’s item. Although it is a winter favourite in Russia it has not been performed in the UK for over sixty years. Director John Fulljames shows no sign of being daunted by such a significant event and ...

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City of Glass – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Paul Auster Adaptor: Duncan MacMillan Director: Leo Warner Reviewer: Brian Gorman Well, this is eye-opening (and mind-expanding) stuff! Adapted by Duncan MacMillan from the first book of American novelist Paul Auster's 1980s trilogy, the 59 Theatre Company have a world premiere to be proud of. This is an intense, beautiful, visually-glorious experience that kicks off with depressed thriller writer ...

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Give Me Your Love – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: David Woods and Jon Haynes Directors: David Woods and Jon Haynes Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dr. Ben Sessa and his team in Bristol might be about to make a major breakthrough in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And they need to. With a rising number of cases emerging, especially amongst military personnel who have fought in recent conflicts, ...

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