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Chicken Dust – Curve Leicester

Writer: Ben Weatherhill Director: Chelsea Walker Reviewer: Phil Lowe Ben Weatherhill's Chicken Dust is the 2015 winner of the Curve Leicester's Playwriting Competition and was originally shown as a staged reading at the Finborough Theatre in a festival for Finborough playwrights. The ninety minute play at Curve marks the full length début of Weatherhill's East Midlands based drama. It is ...

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Girls with Balls – Curve Leicester

WriterAlison Dunne DirectorGary Philpott Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh Welcome to 1971 –fifty years after the FA lifts its ban on women’s football at its clubs’ grounds with few supporters and sexist attitudes from the top - the sport simply isn’t what it was in its glory days. Girls with Balls, written by Alison Dunne is a bold new play developed as ...

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Ventoux – Curve Leicester

Writer: 2Magpies Theatre Director: Matt Wilks Reviewer: Phil Lowe Author Roland Barthes made a claim that the French mountain of Ventoux is a god of evil, to which sacrifices must be made. In Ventoux, the one act play devised by Nottingham based 2Magpies Theatre, they certainly make some exciting and sweaty sacrifices in the name of art. Indeed, they take ...

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The Gramophones presents Wanderlust – Curve Leicester

Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh Wanderlust is a story about stories: of ordinary and extraordinary tales and the journey, made by three local women, to collect these stories. There’s an incredible and overwhelming atmosphere of warmth and invitation as soon as we enter. The set pays homage to home crafts and draws you in. At the heart of Dorrie Scott’s playful set ...

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Mrs Green – Curve Leicester

Writer: Nic Harvey Director: Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie Reviewer: Phil Lowe As part of the Inside Out Festival at Curve Theatre Leicester, Nottingham based theatre company Sheep Soup wow the studio audience with their home grown Soul and Motown musical Mrs Green. The musical already comes with a pedigree of popularity from professional airings at the Nottingham Playhouse Neville studio and also ...

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Shiv – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Aditi Brennan Kapil Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Phil Lowe The New York Times has described the work of American playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil as ‘Rich in feeling, wide in scope and teeming with poetry’ so it is with great consideration that associate director Suba Das and Curve Leicester have chosen this newly penned one act play Shiv to launch ...

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