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The Darkness or Else The Light – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Corinne Salisbury Director: Catherine Exposito Reviewer: Dominic Corr If knowledge is power, then social mediums are its deities. We feed them daily, pray to them and seek their approval. Strange Town theatre company recognises these platforms’ monstrous yet seductive omnipotence. Aspiring to bring emerging Scottish talent to the forefront they are fast becoming a fully recognised name. Their endeavour ...

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The Birthday Party – The Space @ Dartington Hall, Dartington

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Patrick Cooper Reviewer: Marina Spark Harold Pinter’s classic play The Birthday Party is currently being staged by the Dartington Playgoers. The community group are resident in the gem in Dartington’s crown, the Dartington Hall Estate. Pinter’s play, on the face of it, shows the deconstruction and ultimate destruction of the anti-hero, Stanley, by two intimidating men. ...

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NEWS: Wales to get European Amateur Premiere of Ghost the Musical

Following the announcement last year that the amateur rights to Ghost the Musical were to be made available a number of companies across the UK have been preparing their interpretations of the classic movie based musical. Act 1 Theatre Group based in Wales have the honour of producing the European premiere opening on Tuesday (24th June) at The Phoenix Theatre, ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director: Alasdair Hawthorn Choreographer: Jonathan Parsons Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:4] There are few musicals which rely so heavily on a single central character to carry the show, but Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof is one. The success (or failure) of this show hangs on the ...

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The Wild Party – LOST Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Michael LaChiusa Director: Dominic O'Hanlon Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] You can't avoid it - the Roaring Twenties are hot right now. Baz Luhrmann started it. Hollywood has Gatsby fever and the fashion world isn't far behind, so stylised vaudeville musical The Wild Party is a perfectly timed choice for South London amateur company Mayhem Musical Theatre. Firstly, ...

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Calendar Girls – Whitley Bay Playhouse

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Elizabeth Purcell Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:4] How a simple idea can blossom into a cultural phenomenon is certainly something to ponder. The notion of a group of ordinary ladies from a local Women’s Institute producing a nude calendar using themselves as models became headline news around the world. This in turn spawned a hugely successful film, ...

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