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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Writers: Bryony Kimmings, Brian Lobel and Kirsty Housley Director: Kirsty Hously Music: Tom Parkinson           Reviewer: Anna Ambelez When producer of the multi-award winning company Complicite’s, Judith Dimant (MBE) asked Bryony Kimmings to write a new show, she had just been diagnosed with cancer; Kimmings suggested cancer as the subject and neither could have known the journey it would take them ...

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Beware of Pity – Barbican Theatre, London

Adaptors: Simon McBurney, James Yeatman, Maja Zade and the Ensemble Director: Simon McBurney Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Pity is one of the most complicated emotions; on one hand, it speaks of compassion and thoughtfulness for others while, at the other extreme, it can be patronising or give the recipient false hope. Based on a novel by Stefan Zweig, theatre company Complicite ...

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Exciting season ahead for New Diorama

By PAUL COUCH London’s New Diorama theatre has today [18 July 2016] announced the line-up for its 2016/17 season. Among the notable transfers from Edinburgh this autumn is Tank – a new show from award-winning Breach Theatre that follows their critically acclaimed The Beanfield; and the playwriting debut from “voice of a generation” stand-up Liam Williams, with Travesty - a ...

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The Encounter – Oxford Playhouse

Simon McBurney in The Encounter

Writer: Simon McBurney Director: Simon McBurney and Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Simon McBurney’s The Encounter has been blowing audiences away since it premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last summer. Now, on one of the few UK stops on an extensive international tour, McBurney’s one-man show, made in conjunction with Complicite, has alighted at the Oxford Playhouse in what ...

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The Encounter – HOME, Manchester

Simon Mcburney - in The Encounter

Writer/Director: Simon McBurney Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Simon McBurney may be the only actor on the stage, but this is very much more than a one-man-show. The use of 3D audio technology to create an immersive world of sonic landscapes takes the audience on a journey deep into the Amazon jungle and deep into the consciousness of the main character. ...

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NEWS: Impressive line-up announced for Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016 was officially launched today [17 February 2016] at one of the Festival’s key venues, Brighton Dome’s Studio Theatre. This year’s annual arts celebration on the South Coast will run from 7 – 29 May. 2016 marks the 50th Brighton Festival, England’s largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival. Niall Harman reports from the launch event. Since ...

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The Encounter – Bristol Old Vic

Director and performer: Simon McBurney Co-director: Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Claire Hayes Complicite’s work over the last 30 years has garnered a reputation for being both emotionally and philosophically challenging and, fresh from the Edinburgh International Festival, artistic director Simon McBurney’s aurally spectacular The Encounter certainly lives up to expectations. Set in the dense jungle of the Amazon rainforest, McBurney tells ...

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The Hudsucker Proxy – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Sam Raimi Adaptor: Simon Dormandy Director: Simon Dormandy and Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Jo Beggs Translating a Hollywood film script to the stage is hardly unknown – it’s a great way to bring familiarity to your theatrical season – and judging by Kneehigh’s recent Rebecca, it might well bring lots of folks out who don’t ...

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