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The Nature of Forgetting – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Guillaume Pigé Reviewer: Jo Beggs Tom has early onset dementia. It’s his birthday and his daughter struggles to get him in a jacket and tie for the arrival of his friends and family. Tom can’t remember which jacket she told him to put on two minutes ago, but he can remember plenty of other things – his school days, ...

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Sleeping Trees at the Movies Trilogy: Sci-fi – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Tom Parry Writers/Directors: James Dunnell-Smith, John Woodburn, and Joshua George Smith Reviewer: Sam Lowe Sci-fi splendidly sucks the audience into a theatrical black hole, "spaghettifies" them, and leaves them in a tangled state of consciousness. Forcing them to ask the question, "What in the world did I just watch?" The audience are rocketed to the planet Plutopia, which rules ...

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Grow – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Lauren Jones. Devised by: The Cast. Director: Nora Kelly Lester Reviewer: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.0]   Presented by the New Theatre and The Virgin Eclectic, Grow immerses its audience in a realm which defies reality and questions human behaviour. Oscar (Gavan O’ Connor Duffy), Vanessa (Molly O’ Mahony) and Trent (Dylan Jones) are staying in a country mansion, with them ...

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Thirsty – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Directors: Jemma McDonnell &Kirsty Housley Music: Shane Durrant Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:3] Thirsty is a look at the motivations, public perceptions and excesses of binge drinking from The Paper Birds. Combining music, movement, verbatim accounts and an adaptive set the one act show embraces both the joy and sorrow that can arise from social drinking. Thirsty does not take the ...

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