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Re:Play Festival 2015: War Stories – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Emma Gibson and Rob Johnston Director: Benedict Power Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin In this, the centenary year since the outbreak of WW1 it was an apt starting point for a theatrical collaboration between You Are Here Festival (Canberra, Australia) represented by writer Emma Gibson (Australian) and 24/7 Theatre Festival (Manchester, UK) represented by writer Rob Johnston (UK). War Stories is ...

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Manchester’s HOME announces new venue for the Autumn Season

The organisation which has seen the merger between The Library Theatre and Cornerhouse has announced its Autumn season will take place at Number One First Street – a vast contemporary office space which overlooks the company’s new £25m city centre home (which is on schedule to open in Spring next year.) The first of the three productions in the pop-up ...

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The Wiz – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music and lyrics: Charlie Smalls Book: William F Brown Director: Robert Marsden Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty The Wizard of Oz has spawned many a spin-off, including the Broadway hit Wicked, but before that came The Wiz. Originally with an African American cast, the musical is a retelling of the classic tale we all know and love. The original 1975 Broadway production ...

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Angel Meadow – HOME, Manchester

Director: Louise Lowe Choreography: Emma O’Kane Reviewer: Jim Gillespie There is eager anticipation in the badge for this season’s productions from the itinerant former occupants of Manchester’s Library Theatre: HOME. Now freshly married to the Cornerhouse, HOME is creating the artistic steps to see them safely to their own new residence in Spring 2015. Under the wing of new Artistic ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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Forever House – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Glenn Waldron Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Forever House is a new play by Glenn Waldron. Set in a terrace house in Plymouth, it examines moments in the relationships of three pairs of people, Richard and Graham, Laura and Becci, Mark and Lucy. This is an intelligent, charming, black, comedy set in Plymouth, Glenn Waldron’s home town ...

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