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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Dominic Corr Words have magnificent power. Some of us try to make careers from them, quite often though many of us use them to wound. Dusting off the classic; “the pen is mightier than the sword”, these words are the force behind the pen. With titular inspiration by Donald Trump and now following ...

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Letters to Morrissey – HOME, Manchester

man in t-shirt and shirt holding a gladioli

Writer: Gary McNai Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Jay Nuttall "If you don't know who Morrissey is - get out!" It's fair enough if you've come to see a play with the lead singer of The Smiths in the title. But it need not matter whether you are a fan of the man himself. This story is about much more than ...

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Donald Robertson Is Not a Stand Up Comedian – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Matt Forrest For one night only the Lowry’s Studio theatre is transformed into, The Salford Chuckles Club: all the elements are there, the brick wall backdrop, mic-stand, stool. This is the setting for writer/performer Gary McNair’s theatrical show, Donald Robertson Is Not a Stand Up Comedian. McNair arrives on stage clad in designer ...

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Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-Up Comedian – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: John Roberts Gary McNair returns to the Traverse following his acclaimed production of Born to Run in 2012 with a wonderfully enticing story of friendship and stand-up comedy. 15year old Donald Robertson isn’t funny, in fact he is the target of the school bullies, but instead of fighting them head on, he tries ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Born to Run – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gary McNair Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4.5] Traverse goes for gold with this one –woman storytelling marathon from Gary McNair. Born to Run premiered at Oran Mor and is now at the Fringe starring Shauna Macdonald as Jane, a runner who is at a crossroads in her life. Jane is no ordinary fitness freak or high achieving ...

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