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Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Filter's Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck ...

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Stowaway – HOME, Manchester

Writer/Director: Hannah Barker and Lewis Hetherington Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin A stowaway freezes to death hidden in the wheel arch of a plane from Dubai, a recently redundant man witnesses his fall to earth, a crime-fiction writer sits in business-class unaware of what is going on beneath her feet. Analogue capture a modern world in which our lives intersect and affect ...

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Into the Hoods: Remixed – HOME – Manchester

Into The Hoods - Uglies

Writer/Director: Kate Prince Choreographer:Rowen Hawkins Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Once upon a time there was a fairy tale that combined all fairy tales and it dazzled audiences across the world. Based on Sondheim’s Into the Woods, this electric dance show by ZooNation is cleverly written, using some of the most popular fairy tales and bringing them together Into the Hoods. Having ...

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The Beanfield – HOME, Manchester

Cast of The Beanfield

Writer: Breach Theatre Director: Dorothy Allen-Pickard &Billy Barrett Reviewer: Jo Beggs When you were born in the nineties, like the six performers here, the 1985 crackdown on the Stonehenge Free Festival probably does feel like the distant past. For many of its audience it will be a stark reminder of the shocking news stories that surrounded the incident, coming hot ...

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The Encounter – HOME, Manchester

Simon Mcburney - in The Encounter

Writer/Director: Simon McBurney Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Simon McBurney may be the only actor on the stage, but this is very much more than a one-man-show. The use of 3D audio technology to create an immersive world of sonic landscapes takes the audience on a journey deep into the Amazon jungle and deep into the consciousness of the main character. ...

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Endgame – HOME, Manchester

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Laura Maley The appearance of long-term Coronation Street actors Chris Gascoyne (AKA Peter Barlow) and David Neilson (AKA Roy Cropper) in Endgame must surely draw local audiences to HOME for this joint production with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. Some may well be new to theatre, let alone to this play’s Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer, ...

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Endgame – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray   Endgame, Beckett’s one act foray into those thoughts and moments before the final darkness, is seen by many as one of his masterpieces. It’s therefore given a suitably reverential treatment in the Citizens/HOME co-production at Glasgow Citizens Theatre; and a respectful, full house will have gone home satisfied that ...

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Icarus at the Edge of Time – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Poster image for Icarus At The Edge of Time

Writer: Brian Greene adapted by David Henry Hwang Film Creator and Director: AL and AL Composers: Philip Glass and Jonathon Scott Conductor: Duncan Ward Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   Icarus at the Edge of Time is a co-production between two of Manchester’s more iconoclastic theatres: The Contact and HOME. It is staged, however, at a venue geographically halfway between the two: ...

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