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The Game – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Devised with women formerly and currently working in the sex industry, The Game explores the act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures. The Game promises us ‘a real-life game, with levels and consequences.’ And, although some of the pageantry of a game show is here (the musical interludes, the faintly tyrannical ...

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Louise Orwin: A Girl and a Gun – The Pleasance, London

Writer: Louise Orwin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Depictions of violent crime against women have become increasingly common in the grittier crime dramas that skirt the line between reflecting and glamorising reality. But despite a mini-backlash against these shows, the prevalence of these images and the domineering power-relationship they’re based on is much more embedded than you think. Louise Orwin brings her ...

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Igor Vrebac: My Father Was A Terrorist – Contact, Manchester

Igor Vrebac

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs My Father Was A Terrorist is presented as part of Contact’s annual Flying Solo festival, which celebrates the art of the solo performer. Igor Vrebac is an award-winning Amsterdam-based physical theatre artist presenting a first showing of his fourth work in Manchester before it receives its world premiere at Amsterdam Fringe in September. My Father Was A ...

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Turn 2016: Night 2 – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Turn – presented by Word of Warning, Contact and Dance Manchester – is the eighth annual micro festival of new north west dance, celebrating five years at Contact in 2016. Performed across two evenings, Turn presents a diverse range of new work and work in progress from north west-based dance makers and artists. Saturday evening, the second ...

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Turn 2016: Night 1 – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Turn - presented by Word of Warning, Contact and Dance Manchester - is the eighth annual micro festival of new north west dance, celebrating five years at Contact in 2016. Performed across two evenings, Turn presents a diverse range of new work and work in progress from north west-based dance makers and artists. As Manchester is rich ...

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Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone – Contact, Manchester

Kim Noble - with Father on video

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Kim Noble’s You’re Not Alone is part of the SICK! Festival, in association with Word of Warning, Contact and In Between Time. SICK! Festival and SICK! Lab confronts the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death. This show does this through the lens of comedy - after a fashion. Kim Noble is an award-winning video ...

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Fake it ‘til you Make It – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn Director: Bryony Kimmings Reviewer: Holly Sharp Opening with a song and jig by an underwear-clad couple wearing baskets on their head, Fake it ‘til you Make it is, sorry about this, get the buckets out, one of those typically horrendous ‘gross’ love stories. Well, that’s what performer Bryony Kimmings assures us anyway, before introducing ...

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