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The Girl on the Train – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Director: Joe Murphy Based on the novel by: Paula Hawkins Adapted by: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Have you ever looked out of the train window on your way to work, and made up stories about the homes you see, and the people inside them? Given them names, characters and stories? Have you tried to work out ...

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Broken Biscuits – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Tom Well Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Kris Hallett For Ben, Holly and Megan, their GCSE exams are behind them and a long summer of preparing to enter the 'cool' world of college awaits. It's an opportunity to blow away past convention, to raise their social standings from geeky outsider to the hip in-crowd. Megan has a plan, to form ...

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Bits Of Me Are Falling Apart – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Adrian Edmondson and Steve Marmion Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Niall Harman Bringing a book about the perils of middle age to the stage is not an obvious choice for neither a theatre or a performer. Yet with Bits of Me Are Falling Apart (based on William Leith’s 2009 book), television favourite Ade Edmondson has done exactly that, and in ...

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Broken Biscuits – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Poster Image for Broken Biscuits

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Three school friends meet in Megan’s (Faye Christall) shed over the summer to try and change their lives. We’re nobodies… I’m all fat and gobby, you’re brainy, weird and brainy and quiet and Ben’s like, you know. So says Megan, who endeavors to change their existence before they start college. The ...

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Production photo of The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Richard Hall   Set up over 30 years ago with accessibility at the heart of its work Graeae is a Theatre Company committed to touring and producing world class, high impact theatre. The Solid Life of Sugar Water written by Jack Thorne was a huge hit for Graeae at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe ...

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water – The Door – Birmingham REP

Genevieve Barr and Arthur Hughes as Alice and Phil in The Solid Life Of Sugar Water

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “It’s far more complicated.” The Solid Life of Sugar Water takes the audience on an emotional journey – one that is a heartfelt experience from the moment of entering The Door. A co-production between Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth, this sensitive, and at times explicit, play explores the challenges, ...

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Genevieve Barr and Arthur Hughes as Alice and Phil in The Solid Life Of Sugar Water

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Marina Spark   From the moment the audience makes its way into the intimate theatre space that is The Drum at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth it is clear that The Solid Life of Sugar Water is going to play with theatrical norms. An impressively realistic upended bedroom, complete with vertically sleeping actors, forms ...

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So Here We Are – HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

Writer: Luke Norris Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Southend and the Thames Estuary are proving to be fertile hunting grounds for HighTide. A couple of years ago Vickie Donoghue’s Mudlarks explored the desire of Essex youth to escape the confines of the estuary and now Luke Norris’ So Here We Are also looks at a trapped generation. For ...

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