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Raz – Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Jo Beggs Shane lives for the weekend, for the moment when he puts on his pristine new shirt at the end of a week in filthy overalls. Too old to be living at home, to be told by his mum not to go out drinking on an empty stomach, Shane’s ready for a ...

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Raz – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: John Roberts Assembly and Riverside Studios have commissioned Jim Cartwright to produce a new play for this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The result is Raz, a 50 minute monologue looking at the weekend lifestyle of a modern thirty-something male and his friends during a typical night out in Manchester. Raz is nothing groundbreaking, it's ...

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The Hotel Plays – Langham Hotel, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Anthony Banks, James Hillier, Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Ian Foster A soldier on leave, a lover in the cupboard, an actress in her dotage; newlyweds, mistresses, hucksters; satin pyjamas, warm croissants, endless liquor. Such is the stuff of many a hotel and in the plush surroundings of the Langham, London, all of the above and more can ...

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DNA – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 5] Writer Dennis Kelly struck gold when he wrote Deoxyribonucleic Acid for the National Theatre's 2007 Connections Festival. It received its professional debut at the National, rapidly became the play of choice for young actors and landed on the school syllabus as a set text. Hull Truck Theatre have a ...

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