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Greater Manchester Fringe: Staffroom – The King’s Arms, Salford

Writer &Director: Rachel Creeger Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:2.5] The concept of Staffroom is exactly as the title would suggest. Based in, you’ve guessed it, a staffroom in Parkview Behaviour Support Unit, a school for troubled youths. It follows seven staff members through the trials and tribulations of the academic year, giving an insight into both their working and personal lives. ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 16th July 2012

traditionally the next few weeks in theatre land become a bit barren, with many theatre spaces dark while technical maintenance takes place, however if you look carefully there are still many great shows playing across our many stages this week and our Executive Editor John Roberts picks five shows that you shouldn’t really miss. Mack &Mabel – Southwark Playhouse, London ...

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Greater Manchester Fringe: The House That Stank of Death – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

Writer/Director: David Isaac and Peter Slater Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:3.5] One of the many brilliant things about Fringe festivals is that some wonderful spaces are turned into theatre venues. Nightclub Satan’s Hollow is certainly dramatic enough to fit the bill; with faces coming out of the walls and other terrifying surprises. This is a highly appropriate venue for horror-comedy, ‘The ...

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Greater Manchester Fringe: Kevin Dewsbury: In…Sane – The King’s Arms, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:3] Nervous breakdowns aren’t exactly considered ripe comic material, but that is exactly what Kevin Dewsbury’s show focusses on. In a deeply raw and confessional show, Dewsbury shares with us the intimate details of his breakdown, and the effect it had on his loved ones. Dewsbury does not open strongly, with a lengthy offstage introduction from Dewsbury ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Composers: Chris Branch and Tom Haines Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:5] Filter Theatre Productions, in association with the Lyric Hammersmith and the Royal Exchange, have brought a production of Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream to Manchester. But this a not a production of Dream the likes of which you will have seen before. Peter ...

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NEWS: Truth About Youth Festival, Royal Exchange Manchester

For the last two weeks of July, the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester will be overrun with youths. Thankfully, it won’t be a repeat of last year’s riots, but a celebration of local teenagers through a programme of theatre, music, art, film and all sorts of wonderful things. The aim of thefestival is to challenge negative perceptions of young people. ...

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