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Cyrano – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Writer: Edmond Rostand Adaptor: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, this adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac is a poetic delight. Taking a classic and reimagining it into a culturally relevant piece of art is no mean feat, yet Northern Broadsides consistently achieve this through their adaptations. Cyrano is ...

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Little Sure Shot – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer/Composer: Lucy Rivers Director: Amy Leach Designer: Hayley Grindle Reviewer: Ron Simpson Annie Get Your Gun it ain’t, but Little Sure Shot is terrific fun – and a much more accurate account of the life of 19th century sharpshooter Annie Oakley than the great Irving Berlin musical. Lucy Rivers’ text takes us (with justifiable simplification) through her dirt-poor childhood, the ...

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The Tongue Twister – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Writer: Luke Walker Director: Alyx Tole Reviewer: Iain Sykes Into a world where rhyming and the reciting of poetry is a criminal offence and anybody found guilty has their tongue forcibly removed by a bogeyman figure known as The Tongue Twister, comes Plug (Jack Dearsley), a new boy in school to win the trust of the mysterious shop keeper, Old ...

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