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Instructions For Correct Assembly – Royal Court Theatre, London

Writer: Thomas Eccleshare Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Stephen Bates What we want for our children is rarely what they want for themselves, but would it result in what we really want either? Thomas Eccleshare poses the question in this new absurdist satire that scythes through the jungle of modern parenting and gives a glimpse into what genetic engineering could be ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Shibboleth – Peacock Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Stacey Gregg Director: Hamish Pirie Music: James Fortune Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Stacey Gregg’s Shibboleth is an energetic and sharp look at the lives of people working in Belfast. Set around the construction of an extension to the Peace Wall, this production uses classic character types to explore the post-troubles state of Belfast. Packed full of interesting ideas, Shibboleth holds ...

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Teh Internet is Serious Business – The Royal Court, London

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Bringing together chatrooms, memes, anarchy and anonymity, Tim Price’s new play explores the chaotic and lawless rise of hacker activists Anonymous and the hugely powerful but short-lived hacking cohort, LulzSec. Having previously written plays about protest and Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, Price is no stranger to politics, activism and leaked information ...

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I’m With The Band – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] Between recent plays on Wikileaks and Scottish independence at this year’s Edinburgh festival, Welsh playwright Tim Price has shown himself to be utterly unafraid of tackling some of the more pressing topical subjects of our time. The well-received Radicalisation of Bradley Manning has finished for now but I’m With The ...

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I’m With the Band – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Tim Price Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] On the outside it may look like a play about four ageing Indie Pop/Rock stars, who have to deal with an unwanted breakup from within the group, but if you look a little deeper, Tim Price’s punchy play is an allegory for the current political movement of Scotland gaining its ...

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Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Mark Thomas has over the past two decades become one of the most awarded, powerful and political comedians to come out of the Manchester alternative comedy scene of the 80s – while many of his contemporaries now regularly fill our television screens with character comedy, Thomas has carved a career ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro! – Traverse Theatre

Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4/5] Bravo Figaro!or,How to Put on an Opera in a Bungalow in Bournemouth, Mark Thomas’ new one-man show, is an odyssey around his relationship with his father but it is not self–indulgent or maudlin. Aficionados of the left wing activist’s stand -up acerbic political humour won’t be disappointed as he tells the story of ...

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