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Makbet – Sure We Can, New York

(Makbet) (Sure We Can) (NYC) (c)Troy Hahn

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dzieci Theatre Director: Matt Mitler Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell As part of their 20th anniversary season, Dzieci Theatre brings their Roma-infused version of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play to a seemingly unlikely venue—a recycling center in Bushwick. Staged in a shipping container, Makbet is a bare-bones production with no recorded sound, minimal props, costumes and lighting, and a ...

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The Jungle Book – The Lowry, Salford

Book:  Rudyard Kipling Composer and Sound Design: Filipe Gomes Adaptor and Director Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: Matt Forrest When Rudyard Kipling penned The Jungle Book, never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that likes of Shere Khan and Mowgli could be transported to the mean streets of London. However, director Poppy Burton-Morgan and the Metta Theatre Company have done ...

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The Dreamer – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle The Dreamer, a co-production between the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre and Gecko is the European premiere of a piece of physical theatre inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Peony Pavilion, a text by Shakespeare’s Chinese contemporary Tang Xianzu. It’s a visually stunning piece of theatre with moments of real magic that will no doubt ...

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Lucky – Dixon Place, New York

(Lucky) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Nina Wurtzel Photography

Music: David Evans Choreographer: Tyler Holoboski Directors: Henry Evans & Tommy McCarthy Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Dixon Place is the current home of Lucky, Atlas Circus Company’s newest narrative circus created by Henry Evans and Tommy McCarthy. Lucky is a wondrous, fantastical, tidal wave of joy that packs an incredibly powerful punch into a compact run time of just under one ...

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The Unwritten Law – Dixon Place, New York

(The Unwritten Law)(Dixon Place)(NYC)

Music: A.J. Khaw & Varuni Tiruchelvam Writer: Chesney Snow Choreographer: Rebecca Arends Director: Rebecca Arends Reviewer: Robert Price Chesney Snow is best known for his beatboxing talents, recently utilized in the Broadway a capella musical, In Transit. He executes complex rhythms while mimicking drums and record scratches perfectly. This gift is only a small part of Chesney Snow as a performer. ...

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Here Comes Trouble – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Performer and Choreographer: Keira Martin Director: Charlotte Vincent Reviewer: Richard Maguire Here Comes Trouble certainly lives up to its name in this short unsettling performance by Keira Martin. She’s trouble because in a world of order and pigeonholes, she resists categorisation: she’s trouble and she troubles. The piece itself also avoids easy classification as it blends Irish dancing, live art, ...

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Bullet Catchers – Judson Memorial Church, New York

(Bullet Catchers) (Judson Memorial Church) (NYC)

Writers: Sandra W. Lee, Rebecca Hirota, Emma C. Walton, Jessica L. Vera, Jay Myers, Adrienne Brammer, Damion J. Williams, Victoria Nassif, Maggie Moore, & Julia Sears Director: Julia Sears Reviewer: Robert Price Six women and two men stand in uniform, singing in harmony that echoes off the walls of the cavernous church. Behind them Até, the daughter of war, sings ...

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Jungle Book – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music & Lyrics: Filipe Gomes Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J Horsburgh Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth For the majority of people, thinking of the Jungle Book brings back memories of an orphaned human boy on a journey of self-discovery, raised by a group of animals, singing I Wan’na Be Like You. This is not, however, what you'll find here. Poppy ...

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