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The Father – Oldham Coliseum

Writers:  Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Richard Hall The Coliseum’s final in-house production of the spring/summer 2017 season is a bold and innovative choice for this venue. The Father, by French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller, is a powerful, dark, tragic comedy about the harrowing and devastating impact of dementia on one man and his family. ...

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The Pitmen Painters – The Coliseum, Oldham

The Cast of The Pitman Painters at Oldham Collesium

Writer: Lee Hall Book: William Feaver Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The Coliseum welcomes back Lee Hall and his adaptation of The Pitmen Painters. It tells the story of a group comprised largely of miners in Ashington in North East who are part of the Workers Educational Association. In their quest to better themselves and have interests outside of ...

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Brassed Off– The Octagon, Bolton

Writer: Mark Herman Adapter:Paul Allen Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Adaptations of films to the stage can be a lazy way of achieving quick audience approval. The expectations of the audience are easy to satisfy as they are determined by what they have seen in the past. Brassed Off, Paul Allen’s stage adaptation of Mark Herman’s screenplay, is a ...

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