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Dancing Bear – Palace Theatre, Manchester 

Writer: Beccy Owen Direction: Jamie Fletcher Original Music: Ric Neale, Beccy Owen & Jamie Fletcher Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Dancing Bear is a new musical commissioned by Contact and presented as part of Queer Contact Festival, celebrating LGBT arts and culture in Greater Manchester. As Contact’s building is closed for major refurbishment this year’s Queer Contact – and the rest of ...

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Dancing Bear – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

The cast in a preview performance of Dancing Bear at the WYP

Writer: Beccy Owen Music: Jamie Fletcher, Ric Neale and Beccy Owen Director: Jamie Fletcher Choreographer:Eleni Edipidi Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This preview of Dancing Bear is a crucial piece in the continuous development of the show as the company is planning to tour this production nationally and internationally next year. This preview coincides with the LGBT History Month and is part ...

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Lands of Glass – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Alessandro Baricco Director: Annie Rigby Composer Tom Bancroft Reviewer: Helen Jones Unfolding Theatre have taken Alessandro Baricco's 1991 novel Castelli Di Rabia (translated as Lands of Glass) and used it as the basis for this short but interesting theatre piece. The novel is based in the town of Quinnipak. It is an odd, bewildering and magical place. In the ...

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We’re Not Going Back – City Varieties, Leeds

Written by: Boff Whalley Musical Arrangements by: Beccy Owen Directed by: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Peter Gray We’re Not Going Back is a subtly radical piece of powerful theatre from Red Ladder, which transports us back full thirty years to when political decisions threatened the existence of a national industry and its communities. Set in a re-representation of the 1984-85 Miners’ ...

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Promised Land – The Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Anthony Clavane and Nick Stimson Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Tony Oliver [Rating: 4] Nathan (Paul Fox) and Caitlin (Lynsey Jones) are young idealists growing up in the same city but on opposite sides of a cultural and religious divide. Nathan is Jewish, a Leeds United fan and a dreamer, Caitlin is a musician from a Catholic family and has ...

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