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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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The Men Who March Away – St Anne’s, Limehouse, London

Books, Lyrics and Music: Mike Batt Reviewer: Maryam Philpott While commemoration activity for the First World War focuses primarily on sacrifice and loss, it’s easy to forget that, for the civilians who lived through it and the men who came home, 1918 was never the end of their story. Not only had war had changed them, but veterans returned to ...

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The Me Plays: Response Evening – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writers: Thomas Jones &Nikolai Ribnikov, Natasha Collie, Tom Hartwell, Shaun Kitchener, Frankie Meredith, Harriet Madeley and Henry Ashe-Jepson Directors: Scott Ellis, Anne Stoffels, Elliot Brown, Anoushka Bonwick, SusanCrothers and Maud Drumgoole Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In a move to encourage up and coming writers, the producers of Andrew Maddock’s excellent pair of monologues The Me Plays invited a group of ...

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Vanessa and Virginia – Riverside Studios, London

Writer: Elizabeth Wright Director: Emma Gersch Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] Virginia Woolf has been the subject of many books, plays and films. She was a gifted writer who nurtured progressive thoughts in her own day, but it is more her inner turmoil that continues to intrigue us now. Elizabeth Wright's play, adapted from a novel by Susan Sellers, examines Virginia's ...

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