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Kafka’s Monkey – Home, Manchester

Writer: Adapted by Colin Teevan from Franz Kafka’s story Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Iain Sykes Franz Kafka’s dark short story, A Report to the Academy, in which a captured ape named Red Peter gives a lecture to a learned society on how he taught himself to become human in order to survive in his new world, is compellingly brought to ...

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Re:play 2015 : Colder Than Here – Home, Manchester

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Alyx Tole Reviewer: Jim Gillespie As part of the Re:play festival, What A Little Bird Told Me Theatre have transferred their production from Salford’s Kings Arms to the glitz of HOME’s temporary venue in an office block at First Street. Laura Wade’s play is aptly described as “a tragicomedy about death and how life goes on”. ...

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Re:Play 2015: Spur of the Moment – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Anya Reiss Director: Josh Azouz Reviewer: Jo Beggs Spur Of The Moment, part of HOME’s Re:Play festival, was originally performed at ALRA North in Wigan as a final production by third year students. It's the first drama school production to have been included in the Re:Play festival and the original, now graduated, cast have got back together for the ...

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Re:Play 2015: The Dumb Waiter – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Piers Black-Hawkins Reviewer: Jo Beggs The play that marked the end of 2014s Manchester Fringe Festival – Ransack Theatre’s revival of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter – returns as part of HOME’s Re:Play Festival. Originally staged in the cellars of the King’s Arms, the play loses something of its claustrophobic discomfort in the temporary space on ...

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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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