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The Wright Night – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writers - Alastair Michael (Boot Sale), Piers Black-Hawkins (The Box, Enveloped in Velvet) Directors - Emma Colledge (Boot Sale) Claire O’Neill, Piers Black-Hawkins (The Box, Enveloped in Velvet) Reviewer: Jessie Cohen [Rating: 3.5] At the fringes of Manchester’s theatre-turned-panto-land, Ransack - a theatre company formed by graduates - launched their first production, The Write Night, in the upstairs of an ...

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Life – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer and Performer: Carly Tarett Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] Carly Tarett is a Lass O’Gowrie regular. Recent appearances in V for Vendetta and Bladerunner must make her one of Manchester’s busiest jobbing actors, but in her new production for the Greater Manchester Fringe – Life – she’s back with her own material in what can only be described as a ...

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The Blue Room – The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: David Hare Director: Megan Marie Griffith Reviewer: Brian Gorman [Rating: 4] “Pure theatrical Viagra” was how one West End critic (drooling uncontrollably over his keyboard at the time, and attempting to type with one hand, one assumes) described Nicole Kidman’s performance when the Hollywood megastar appeared in David Hare’s steamy play ‘The Blue Room’ over a decade ago. Well, ...

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The Best – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: Jack Rosenthal Adaptor: Ian Winterton Director: Colin Connor Reviewer: Brian Gorman [Rating:4.5] Adapted from an un-filmed script by legendary writer Jack Rosenthal (endorsed by his widow Maureen Lipman), ‘The Best’ tells of the greatest battle of George Best’s career; an ultimately futile, and very public, struggle with his own demons. In the intimate setting of the upstairs theatre at ...

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The Ballad Of Halo Jones – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: Alan Moore Adaptor: Ross Kelly &Ian Winterton Director: Daniel Thackarey Reviewer: Julie Burrow [Rating: 3] The Ballad of Halo Jones is adapted from the science-fiction graphic novel written by Alan Moore and drawn by Ian Gibson. There are three comic books in the series, and this production covers the first two. Expecting a quirky, fun and unashamedly geeky show, ...

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Withnail And I – The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: Bruce Robinson. Adapted by Ian Winterton Director: Trevor MacFarlane Reviewer: Brian Gorman [rating:5]   One of the biggest cult movies around gets an absolutely wonderful stage adaptation in a promenade performance at The Lass O’Gowrie pub. Writer/Director Bruce Robinson’s low budget 1986 film told the tale of two struggling alcohol and drug-fuelled actors who go on holiday ‘by mistake’ ...

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V for Vendetta – The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: Alan Moore and David Lloyd Adaptor: Sean Mason Director: Ross Kelly Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:1.5] V For Vendetta is probably best known due to the 2006 film version which popularised the distinctive and disturbing image of the vigilante in a Guy Fawkes mask, putting right the wrongs of a post-nuclear war, fascist UK government. But as any discerning fanboy ...

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The Good Life – The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: John Esmonde and Bob Larbey Director: Brianne Edge Reviewer: Brian Gorman [Rating: 4] Adapted from the much-loved BBC sit-com of the 1970s, ‘The Good Life’ is a cracking, feel-good, heart-warming and often hilarious piece of theatre. Lass O’Gowrie Productions continues to build on its reputation for bringing popular television shows to the stage, and proving that there’s nothing like ...

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