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The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Creator and Director: Calixto Bieito Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Creator and Director, Calixto Bieito, says that he has suffered from an anxiety disorder since childhood but didn’t know until 20 years ago, explaining the choice of subject matter in The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety. In creating the piece, he’s taken writing from a range of writers from Robert ...

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Talking Heads – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: May Mellstrom Alan Bennett's series Talking Heads showcased the art of the monologue on television to great acclaim; here, three of those mini-masterpieces make the leap from screen to stage in the Octagon's quietly captivating production. The television format has its benefits, camera close-ups provide a window into each characters world that the ...

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Winter Hill – The Octagon, Bolton

Six middle-aged women huddle together taking a selfie

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Winter Hill is a familiar landmark in the North West, its shining beacon is a glowing reminder of lofty heights, wet, wild nature and windswept moors. From a romanticised view of this iconic landmark is born a new production from writer Timberlake Wertenbaker which imagines a no-so-distant future where the pristine ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Curve, Leicester

Edward Franklin, Cathy Tyson, Darren Bennett, Martha Mackintosh and Fela Lufadeju in The Importance of Being Earnest

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman The Importance of Being Earnestopened in London in 1895 to immense critical acclaim, and has rarely been absent from British stages since. This new production from Curve Leicester injects the frothy storyline with fizzing life, and features strong performances throughout the ensemble cast. Opening in a London bachelor pad, the ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Edward Franklin, Cathy Tyson, Darren Bennett, Martha Mackintosh and Fela Lufadeju in The Importance of Being Earnest

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Does Wilde’s witty masterpiece have anything new left to say to 21stCentury theatregoers having been regularly performed and revived in the years since its first performances at the tail end of the 19th? In this Birmingham REP and Curve, Leicester co-production, director Nikolai Foster and designer Isla Shaw certainly think so ...

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She Called Me Mother – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Michelle Innis Director: Cara Nolan Reviewer: Iain Sykes She Called Me Mother, Michelle Innis’ new play for recently formed Pitch Lake Productions, brings the issues of homelessness and domestic violence sharply into focus. The play certainly has star quality with BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Cathy Tyson joined by Chereen Buckley in what promises to be a powerful one-act ...

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Pulse Festival: Stand – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The recent election has sparked a resurgence in debating and caused people to stop and think about what it is they really believe in. For many that belief will stay just in their head, a set of notions that the think about but don’t act upon. For another group, however, they ...

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Bright Phoenix – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Jeff Young Director: Serdar Bilis Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin How do you fill a gigantic space like the new Liverpool Everyman? With dreams, hopes and boundless imagination. This is the energy that fuels the lives of a group of misfits (The Awkward Bastards) squatting in the derelict Futurist cinema defying the world to take away those dreams.... But Jeff Young's ...

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