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PREVIEW: All Aboard! Octagon Theatre to stage site-specific Summer Holiday in Bolton

As Bolton’s much loved Octagon Theatre prepares to close to undergo major redevelopment, it seems fitting that, as part of its current 50th anniversary season, it has chosen to produce a site-specific production of the classic 1960’s feel-good musical film, Summer Holiday.   The Octagon Theatre and Summer Holiday have much in common: They are both products of the 1960’s, still ...

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Locked Up Bitches – The Flea, New York

[Locked Up Bitches] [The Flea, NYC] (c)Hunter Canning

Book: Catya McMullen Music: Scott Allen Klopfenstein, Kerry Blu Choreographer: Michael Raine Director: Michael Raine Reviewer: Robert Price “Are you a Bitch or a Pussy?” Before entering the theatre, patrons must answer this question, and be thus adorned in felt ears. The Flea’s production value for Locked Up Bitches is initially astounding. Some twenty-five actors flood the lobby in the beige ...

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Soundtrack Review: Apologies from Men – The People’s Improv Theatre, New York

Writer: Lauren Maul Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Comedian, musician and filmmaker Lauren Maul is releasing an audio album, a video album, and performing live in New York City, all on March 9. Using the content of “apologies” delivered by high-profile men that have been accused of sexual assault and harassment, Maul creates songs and videos using the speakers’ words and personae ...

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Inside COMPANY – Tech Week

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY which is currently running at Aberdeen Arts Centre until 10th February. Tech week is upon us. We’ve all arrived up in Aberdeen and we’re at the theatre. This is the moment ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st - 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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Tania in the Getaway Van – The Flea, New York

Tania in the Getaway Van (The Flea)(NYC) (c) Ilyce Meckler

Writer: Susan Bernfield Director: Portia Krieger Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Is progress political or personal? Susan Bernfield’s Tania in the Getaway Van tackles the question as to whether people, in this particular case, women, make life choices based upon their upbringing or else the cultural temperature during their coming-of-age. The first two-thirds of the play are set in 1975, wherein an ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather

woman holding book in front of face

Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Heather is a short, sharp shock of a play that asks fascinating questions about storytelling, prejudice and authorship in bold and surprising ways. What made you decide to bring a show this year? Basically, we want lots of people to see ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Louise Orwin on A Girl and a Gun

girl lying on floor with gun in hand

Louise Orwin answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions on A Girl and a Gun In one sentence tell us about your show. A Girl and A Gun examines how cinema views violence and women, and asks us how far we are complicit when we watch… plus it features girls, guns and an unprepared male performer every night… what more could you ...

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