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Stay Happy, Keep Smiling – 53Two, Manchester

Writer: Anna Jordan Director: Simon Naylor Reviewer: Andrea Allen On an evening where a good number of the smartphone-wielding audience have just received a news alert informing them that MI5 have declared the UK to be on its most critical terror alert to date, Stay Happy, Keep Smiling couldn’t seem closer to home. Bruntwood Prize-winning Anna Jordan’s play takes  the ...

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Days of Wine and Roses – 53Two, Manchester

Writer: JP Miller Adaptation: Owen McCafferty Director: Jake Murray Reviewer: Matt Forrest When you think of London in the 1960’s, you’re immediately transported to the ‘Swinging Sixties’, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Carnaby Street and free love: however, Days of Wine and Roses, paints a very different picture, one of love, heartache, and tragedy with alcohol at the root of ...

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Double Bill: Contractions and North of Providence – 53Two, Manchester

Writer: Mike Bartlett and Edward Allan Baker Director: Sam Redway and Daniel Bradford Reviewer: Jo Beggs As part of the Greater Manchester Fringe, Play With Fire Productions present two short plays in the cosy 53Two Pod, tucked away – like all good fringe spaces should be – under a railway arch. It’s a great space that feels like a place ...

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When Both Sides Surrender – 53two, Manchester

Writer: Scott Devon Director:  Lawrence Evans Reviewer:  Stephen M Hornby When Both Side Surrender is the first full-length piece staged at Manchester‘s newest theatre venue 53two.  Manchester’s Fringe scene is renowned nationally not only for its quality and variety, but also for its ambition.  And with typical swagger, this play is not about a fight, or even an affray, but ...

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JBShorts 16 – 53Two, Manchester

Writers: Sarah McDonald Hughes, Trevor Suthers, Dave Simpson, Justin Moorhouse, James Quinn, Peter Kerry and Lindsay Williams Directors: Martin Gibbons, Sue Jenkins, Alex Toyle, Rupert Hill, Aileen Quinn, Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin JBShorts has become a biannual fixture on the Manchester theatre scene and attracts large crowds every night to watch the selection of six 15-minute plays created by ...

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