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A Tiger’s Tale – The Lowry, Salford

Music: James Atherton Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Gilly Baskeyfield Reviewer: Sam Lowe The "Punch and Judy" style opening sees the actors peer their heads above the curtains onstage. That signals that we're off to the circus. Well, not just yet. The story begins with Pa, he has a job as a window cleaner (but he's terrible at it) so it's ...

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Sleeping Trees at the Movies Trilogy: Sci-fi – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Tom Parry Writers/Directors: James Dunnell-Smith, John Woodburn, and Joshua George Smith Reviewer: Sam Lowe Sci-fi splendidly sucks the audience into a theatrical black hole, "spaghettifies" them, and leaves them in a tangled state of consciousness. Forcing them to ask the question, "What in the world did I just watch?" The audience are rocketed to the planet Plutopia, which rules ...

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The Nature of Forgetting – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Devised by: Theatre Re Conceived and Directed by: Guillaume Pige Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Every Third Minute festival continues as the theatre presents work dealing with dementia and collaborating with those living affected by the condition. Theatre Re’s physical piece premiered at The Edinburgh International Arts Festival last year and is now on tour. It is an extraordinary, high-energy ...

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The Dream Factory- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest House of Stray Cats is a theatre production company based in London which specialises in puppetry and physical theatre. They aim to create an immersive and interactive experience for children of all ages to enjoy. They bring their latest offering The Dream Factory to The Lowry’s studio theatre. Telling the story of a young girl named Sophie ...

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The Actualisation Show  – The Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Creators: Ephemeral Ensemble Directors: Eygló Belafonte and Ramon Ayres Reviewer: Richard Maguire The statistics around suicide in Britain are staggering, especially among young adults. For men under 45, suicide is the biggest killer; more than car accidents, more than cancer. Of the 6,000 people who commit suicide a year in this country, over 75% are men. Traditional ideas of masculinity ...

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Man to Man  – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Manfred Karge Translator:  Alexandra Wood Directors: Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham Reviewer: Daryl Holden Not just an urban legend, the story of Man to Man is based on the real-life ordeal that Ella Gericke went through after the death of her husband in 1930’s Germany and she assumed his identity. Tackling issues not just limited to the rise and ...

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Man to Man – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Manfred Karge Translation: Alexandra Wood Directors: Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Manfred Karge’s one-act, one-woman play depicts the tale of a woman in working class 1930s Germany who, after the death of her husband from cancer, assumes his identity in order to retain the income from his job. Initially thought of as an urban legend, the ...

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Whalebone – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

one woman two men leaning on each other

Writer: Devised by the company Reviewer: Chloe St George Though this might be your first mute-man-in-a-corset-with-a-compact-umbrella of the Fringe so far, his awkward fumblings, trying to please and wondering how to hold himself, are instantly familiar. This is where Whalebone excels: presenting recognisable situations in an original format. As far as originality goes, the words 'narrated by a talking vagina' ...

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