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The Damed United – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Anders Lustgarten (adapted from David Peace book) Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Joan Phillips If you are a certain age and if ‘the beautiful game’ is, as Bill Shankly put it, ‘more important than life or death’ then this is a play for you. Based on David Peace’s eponymous novel, The Damned United is the story of Brian Clough’s doomed ...

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Our Blue Heaven – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer/Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Molly Richardson  Our Blue Heaven is a new musical written and directed by Peter Rowe focusing on Ipswich Town Football Clubs historic FA Cup victory on 6 May 1978.  At first glance, the world of theatre and sport colliding may sound a bizarre and niche match, but in fact you’ll find it’s rather brilliant. The story focuses on ...

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Jumpers for Goalposts – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Toms Wells Director: Chris Lawson Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Tom Wells’ hugely engaging Jumpers for Goalposts blasts its way into the Oldham Coliseum with flair and grace and a story that cannot fail to resonate. The squad of Barely Athletic invite us in to the world of post-match team talks about football, love, loss, relationships, hopes and dreams and most ...

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By Far the Greatest Team – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Ian Kershaw, Lindsay Williams, Andrew Sheridan, Sarah McDonald Hughes Director: Martin Gibbons Reviewer: Matt Forrest The hallowed turf of Old Trafford is a mere five-minute walk from The Lowry, which is handy as it provides one of the locations for director Martin Gibbons' latest play, By Far the Greatest Team, (in the interest of parity the Etihad Stadium is ...

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NEWS: The first ever Bradford Literature Festival opens

The first ever Bradford Literature Festival kicks off this weekend following the success of a three day launch event in September 2014. The festival takes place from the 15th - 24th May with over 150 events to choose from. Featuring around 250 writers, thinkers, artists and experts from around the globe, over the 10 days it will explore a staggering ...

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Billy and Tim and the Wee Glesga Ghost – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Des Dillon Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Des Dillon’s sequel to his hit play I’m no Billy, He’s a Tim arrives at The Pavilion for a limited run. Bringing with it a unique blend of Glasgow humour with a more serious message of Scottish sectarianism. Reunited in a hospital treatment room during an Old Firm game, old acquaintances Billy and Tim ...

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