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Amateur Girl – Cast, Doncaster

Writer: Amanda Whittington Sound Design: Adam P McCready Director: Kate Chapman Reviewer: Andrew White It’s always very exciting to be at the start of something, and an expectant buzz hungover the audience at Cast for the first performance of Amateur Girl byAmanda Whittington, outside of her home city of Nottingham. The story is based on real life events and focuses ...

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English National Ballet : Le Corsaire – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreographer: Anna-Marie Holmes Reviewer: Richard Marsden Based on the poem Le Corsair by Byron, it seems that during the 19th and 20th Century the work inspired many operas and ballets by leading creatives of the time, each production has taken what they believe to best suit their adaptation as well as taking influence from the original ...

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Ballad of the Burning Star – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer and Director: Nir Paldi Reviewer: Tracey Lowe Theatre Ad Infinitum first caught the wider public’s attention with their incredibly moving piece on love and loss, ‘Translunar Paradise’. So hopes were high for their latest show, ‘Ballad of the Burning Star’, which stormed the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. Tackling a slightly different and more controversial topic, ‘Ballad of the Burning Star’ ...

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Hofesh Shechter Company: Sun – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Hofesh Shechter Music: Hofesh Shechter Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Hofesh Shechter is one of the most exciting artists working in dance in the UK today. His latest full-length work is Sun and it brings two new elements to the Shechter universe: optimism and humour. Sun is a diverse and challenging seventy minutes of impressively theatrical and ambitious ...

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Dial M For Murder – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Author: Frederick Knott Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Michael Gray   Starting its revival tour at the Mercury, Lucy Bailey's stunningly stylish Dial M For Murder (first seen in 2009) is a triumph of stage design. Mike Britton's enclosed box set, all oppressive scarlet walls, the furniture and a front door the only realistic elements, with a red gauze on a ...

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Counter Culture – The New Theatre, Dublin

Director: Donal O’Kelly Writer: Katie O’ Kelly Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Written and performed by Katie O’ Kelly, Counter Culture is a one-woman show packed with energy. Telling the story of the employees at ‘Macken’s Department Store’, this play mixes comedy with sanctimony for an unusual experience. Gemma, Bridie, Magdalena, and Jonathon are just a few of the ‘stereotypical’ retail employees ...

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An August Bank Holiday Lark – New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Deborah McAndrew Director: Barrie Rutter Reviewer: Matthew Jackson “Keep Calm and Carry On” was the title of an unused poster in World War Two and what a play that recognises that idea. An August Bank Holiday Lark set before and during World War One shows how a rural community in Lancashire is affected by the war. As Director Barrie ...

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Electra – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Euripides Translator: John Davie Director: June Abbott Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz Greek tragedy can claim to be the foundation of Western theatre. In the 5th classical Hellenic world blossomed politically and militarily, a generation of dramatists rose to the challenge of depicting human experience with radical new complexity. Taking tales from mythology and history, the likes of Aeschylus, Sophocles and ...

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