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Punk Rock – Lantern Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Lisa Gregan Reviewer: Julia Beasley A group of sixth formers hangs out in the library of a private school. They’re facing mock A-level exams and feeling under pressure to perform.  Personality cracks soon begin to develop. Ultimately the weakest link will break, with devastating and gory consequences. This dramatic piece by the Bristol Old Vic Young ...

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Punk Rock – Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Clare Howdon Reviewer: Danielle Shields You expect there to be a dozen productions of William Shakespeare’s Hamletannually at the Fringe. You expect Simon Stephens’ modern private school dramaPunk Rockto appear only once, however, this high tense play is popular teaching material among sixth form students in England resulting in three companies bringing the controversial work to ...

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Punk Rock – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Selina Cartmell Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue We’ve all been there: pressurizing parents, unrequited love, schoolyard bullies. These are the experiences that have in part shaped our own adolescence, and are perhaps the reasons why Punk Rock has been able to resonate so strongly with multiple generations of theatre-goers since its debut at the Lyric Hammersmith in ...

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PREVIEW: 2014/15 New season launch at Belfast Lyric

Preview Piece: Megan W. Minogue Jimmy Fay launched the Lyric Theatre’s new season this morning, emphasizing the support of new writers and continued community engagement. The season is entitled ‘Northern Soul’, and begins with this summer’s production of Can’t Forget About You, a play by David Ireland which was commissioned by the Lyric when he was the writer in residence ...

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Punk Rock – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Laura Norman Reviewer: Paul Couch The best years of our lives? Don’t bank on it. As the New Wolsey Young Company rolls out its next generation of acting talent, Simon Stephens’ uncompromising Punk Rock is an ideal vehicle with which to showcase its skills. First staged in 2009, Punk Rocklacks the flippant charm of Alan Bennett'sHistory ...

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NEWS: Our House Leads New Wolsey Autumn Season

A new actor-musician production of Olivier Award winning Madness Musical Our House leads the New Wolsey Theatre's autumn season, announced today. Opening in Ipswich on 12 September ahead of a UK tour that takes in Nottingham, Edinburgh, Bath, Coventry, Brighton and Plymouth, Our House has had acclaimed runs in the West End and on tour but now receives the New ...

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NEWS: Royal Exchange, Manchester: Theatre Studio season autumn/winter 2012

Following a fantastic start to 2012, with plays by Sarah Kane, Philip Ridley and Dennis Kelly, theRoyal Exchange Studio had set itself a tough challenge to keep audiences excited for the rest of theyear. They have certainly outdone themselves, with a varied selection of comedy, drama, music andchildren’s shows. The centrepiece of the new season is Black Roses: The Killing ...

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