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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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MIF 2017: Cotton Panic! – Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester

Music: Jane Horrocks, Nick Vivian and Wrangler Writer: Nick Vivian Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Lizz Clark A show with 'cotton' in the title is clearly rooted in the history of Manchester and Lancashire's mill-towns. The panic referred to is the Cotton Famine of the 1860s, when the American Civil War halted supply, devastating whole communities. Huddled in the post-industrial shell ...

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NEWS: More arts acts announced for Latitude Festival

Festival Republic have announced details of further Dance and theatre acts for the 11th edition of Suffolk's Latitude Festival. Sadler's Wells return to Latitude with a strong dance line-up including Hofesh Schechter withtHE bAD, Sadler's Wells offering HoH, Vamos Cuba!, Gogo Pengiun &Lynne Page, Richard Alston: Stronghold, NYDC, New English Ballet Theatre, A Curious Invitation, Swing Patrol and Ivan Blackstock. ...

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East Is East – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Luke Walker I wonder if, when Ayub Khan Din was writing the very first musings of what would be his hit play East Is East as a twenty one year old drama student, he thought he would ever be playing the domineering patriarch of the family over thirty years later. Transferring from ...

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East is East – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Selwyn Knight East is East catalogues a short period in 1971 in the Khan family in Salford. It is played out against the backdrop of cultural change, the recent sexual revolution of the Swinging Sixties and the War of Independence of East Pakistan, which will, of course, culminate in the creation of ...

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PREVIEW: All Change for Trafalgar Transformed

As 2015 begins, East is East will be moving out of London’s West End to go on tour, being replaced by a revival of Peter Barnes’ play from the 1960s The Ruling Class. These productions are part of the second Trafalgar Transformed season and, in an unusual move, Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd gathered together the casts and creatives from both ...

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East is East – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Behind any sceptical dismissal of an object as a talisman, surely there has to be a recognition of its perceived impact. Even if just acting as a placebo, having something nearby that one can outsource responsibility for confidence to, like a lucky necklace or pen, can have an impact in ...

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