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The Game – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Devised with women formerly and currently working in the sex industry, The Game explores the act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures. The Game promises us ‘a real-life game, with levels and consequences.’ And, although some of the pageantry of a game show is here (the musical interludes, the faintly tyrannical ...

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Nowhere – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

cast nowhere andy arnold tron theatre glasgow

Writer & Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Rachel Watson Nowhere is definitely something original. This immersive, innovative show takes its audience on a tour around Glasgow’s vibrant Tron Theatre, making use of all the space and giving a better insight of the theatre than ever before. Conceived and orchestrated by Andy Arnold, this 50-minute play introduces you to a variety of ...

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Dark Hearts of Space – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Stanislav Glazov Visuals: Dasha Rush Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dark Hearts of Space is an audio-visual experience created by visual artist Dasha Rush and musician Stanislav Glazov.  Forty minutes of dream-like whirling shapes and colours that loosely tells the story of the formation of black holes. Created by projecting digital images onto a screen and a gauze curtain, and enhanced ...

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Furious Folly – Sutton Park, Birmingham

Furious Folly, an immersive experience

Creator: Mark Anderson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Sutton Park, just outside Birmingham, was the home of two local pals’ regiments while they were in training and was subsequently used as a hospital for Australian and New Zealand servicemen during the First World War. So in the week where Britain has been commemorating and remembering the horrors of the Battle of the ...

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I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour – La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York

photo credit: Julieta Cervantes

Director: Brooke O’Harra Writers: Brooke O’Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas, and Heidi Schreck Original Music: Brendan Connelly Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The fourth in a series of nine workshops, I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour by Brooke O’Harra winds its way through the Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa. Exploring the nature of ...

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The Encounter – Oxford Playhouse

Simon McBurney in The Encounter

Writer: Simon McBurney Director: Simon McBurney and Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Simon McBurney’s The Encounter has been blowing audiences away since it premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last summer. Now, on one of the few UK stops on an extensive international tour, McBurney’s one-man show, made in conjunction with Complicite, has alighted at the Oxford Playhouse in what ...

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The Lost Gift – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

The Lost Gift Warwick Arts Centre

Writer: Highly Sprung Director: Sarah Worth Reviewer: Nicole Evans Warwick Arts Centre’s Mead Gallery is better known for its exhibitions of sculptures, paintings or histories of university life but, for this Christmas period, there isn’t a picture to be seen as it has been transformed into a magical wintery wonderland. The Lost Gift is advertised as an "interactive walkthrough" and ...

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Shear Madness – New World Stages, New York

Writer: Paul Pörtner Director: Bruce Jordan Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Part farce, part whodunit, and part choose-your-own-adventure story, Shear Madness is entertaining but weak. There is enough fun and fluff to keep most people amused and engaged, but for a production that has run and been work-shopped for several decades in various cities before opening in New York, it is not ...

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