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City of Glass – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Paul Auster Adaptor: Duncan MacMillan Director: Leo Warner Reviewer: Brian Gorman Well, this is eye-opening (and mind-expanding) stuff! Adapted by Duncan MacMillan from the first book of American novelist Paul Auster's 1980s trilogy, the 59 Theatre Company have a world premiere to be proud of. This is an intense, beautiful, visually-glorious experience that kicks off with depressed thriller writer ...

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PREVIEW: People, Places and Things transfers to West End

Headlong's People, Places and Things has sold out its entire run at the National Theatre and has announced plans to transfer to the West End in March 2016. Maryam Philpott went along to the National Theatre to see an excerpt from the hit show and hear about the plans for the transfer. People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan,sold out ...

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Every Brilliant Thing – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

tWriter: Duncan Macmillan Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Kris Hallett At the age of seven, a boy begins a list of all the things in the world that are brilliant to help combat his mother’s sadness: at number one, ice cream. As the years go by the list will grow; chocolate, skinny dipping, Christopher Walken’s hair, Christopher Walken’s voice, even "the ...

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1984 – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: George Orwell Adaptersand Directors: Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Headlong’s adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 has enjoyed three West End runs and two tours prior to its arrival in Bath. So, those of us who’ve already read the book and perused the four and five-star reviews of the play may feel as though they ...

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Lungs – The Lowry – Salford

Writer:Duncan McMillan Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Julia Taylor During the Second World War and the subsequent Cold War, many couples deliberately chose not to have children because they were concerned about the outcome and didn’t want to ruin the lives of their offspring. Duncan Macmillan’s play, Lungs, follows a similar theme, this time very much in a 21st-century mindset. For ...

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1984 – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: George Orwell Adapters and directors: Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan Reviewer: Dave Smith It’s now more than 65 years since George Orwell wrote his vision of a dystopian future of a society where the state is able to constantly monitor and control its citizens in the name of national security, and more than 30 years have passed since the ...

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Every Brilliant Thing – Roundabout@Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donohoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin A six year old boy starts a list of all the brilliant things in the world. His dog has just died and his mother attempted suicide, but being six he doesn’t quite understand these things. So he starts the list in an attempt to cheer his mother up. ...

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Every Brilliant Thing – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Maley Every Brilliant Thing has been a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in London and off-Broadway and it rapidly becomes obvious why, in this life-affirming one-man show. Duncan Macmillan’s script, with performer Jonny Donahoe, is clear and accessible and takes the audience on a journey. It is capable ...

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