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PREVIEW: Manc Mini – Ballot Box

2 girls sat on a sofa with union jack bunting behind them

This month The Greater Manchester Fringe returns with a month long packed programme of events to tantalise and excite. To help you decide what to see, we’re running our Manc Mini Previews, asking performers to tell us about their productions. Here Emily Parker-Barratt from Tea and Tonic Productions talks to us about Ballot Box How would you describe your show ...

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PREVIEW: Manc Mini – Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Man Stands with a Microphone

This month The Greater Manchester Fringe returns with a month long packed programme of events to tantalise and excite. To help you decide what to see, we’re running our Manc Mini Previews, asking performers to tell us about their productions. Here Matthew Floyd Jones talks to us about his show Richard Carpenter is Close to You How would you describe your ...

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PREVIEW: Manc Mini – Wood

Two men lying together in a park

This month The Greater Manchester Fringe returns with a month long packed programme of events to tantalise and excite. To help you decide what to see, we’re running our Manc Mini Previews, asking performers to tell us about their productions. Here Oli Savage talks to us about Wood How would you describe your show in one sentence? Easy - an ...

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Concrete Jungle – Whitefield Garrick Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Sarah O’Connell Director: Naomi Jones Reviewer: Jo Beggs Natalia can get the best out of people. That’s why she’s getting sent out as the sole journalist for a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary set in the dark world of drug dealing. Not that her boss, upper middle-class media man James, would touch this assignment with a barge pole. The idea of ...

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King Lear – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

PurpleCoat Productions' King Lear

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Karl Falconer Reviewer: Jim Gillespie PurpleCoat Productions bring their King Lear tour of Ireland and the UK to a finale at Pollard Street’s Hope Mill Theatre as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. The bijou venue provides an intimate setting for Shakespeare’s bleakest major tragedy, and the play itself is trimmed accordingly, but almost all elements ...

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Love Letters To Asia – King’s Arms, Salford

Written and Directed by: popbox Reviewer: Jo Beggs Josh Cannon, Tom Morris and Georgie Sykes (popbox) have all done the gap year Asia trail. They've carted their backpacks across the world, Instgramming the hell out of everything and storing away some of the quirkiest moments for their experimental show Love Letters To Asia. It’s a perfect fringe offering, ideally suited ...

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War Stories – King’s Arms, Salford

Writers: Emma Gibson and Rob Johnston Director: Benedict Power Reviewer: Jo Beggs Theatre spaces like the King’s Arms were made for intense little dramas like War Stories, an affecting two-hander that translates a vast and terrible story into an intimate conversation. Played on a simple set with a paired back, but beautifully lit, set by Meriel Pym, this first world ...

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MANC MINI: Popbox Theatre – Love Letters to Asia

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Popbox Theatre, tells us about their show Love Letters to Asia, which they will be performing at The King's Arms, Salford.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? It’s like someone hijacked your Instagram, ran off ...

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