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Pink Mist – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Owen Sheers Director: John Retallack & George Mann Reviewer: S.E. Webster The theatre has long been lauded as a space in which our society can challenge authority, examine the human condition, explore fresh ideas and project new voices. Thus, Owen Sheers’s highly acclaimed drama, Pink Mist forces audiences to confront and re-examine important, difficult issues, in this case the ...

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Heads Up – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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  Writer: Kieran Hurley Music: Michael John McCarthy Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs A visceral verbal and musical assault that paints a picture of the end of the world and suggests that we are nearer to it than we realise, or at least we may be. Heads Up is an angry but intelligent one man show that dissects the way we live today ...

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Ham and Passion – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller It might usually be a criticism to say that the star of the show was a bit of a ham, but in this daring dance theatre performance, the statement is literally true. In ‘Ham and Passion’ DeNada Dance Theatre present a series of three provocative pieces performed by three highly talented dancers ...

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Gala Flamenca 2017 – Sadler’s Wells, London

Director: Manuel Liñán Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh A much-anticipated highlight of Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival, this gala performance proudly exhibits all the passion and vibrancy that is flamenco. True to form we begin with an atmospheric and lovely piece, punctuated with clapping, tapping and Spanish song; both anthemic and celebratory. The singer Rocío Márquez was mesmerising; again too in our second ...

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The Understudy – Canal Cafe Theatre, London

Writer: Theresa Rebeck Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer: Scott Matthewman As acting gigs go, being the understudy to a famous actor in a large West End or Broadway show is a thankless one. If the person in whose shoes you are expected to stand is indisposed, the production will face demands from theatregoers who would rather receive a refund and see ...

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Spillikin – CAST, Doncaster

Writer and Director: Jon Welch Reviewer: Janet Jepson Spillikin is there, his back to the audience, waiting to take up his role … he draws the eye as seats are taken and everyone wonders just how well he can act. In any case this inanimate character will surely not be able to add any emotional depth to this latest production by ...

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Murder, Margaret and Me – York Theatre Royal

Writer​: Philip Meeks Director: ​Damian Cruden Reviewer​: Ron Simpson Given the potentially fascinating story-line and the writing, directing and acting talent involved, Murder, Margaret and Me should be a truly memorable evening in the theatre. Disappointingly it isn’t, but it is a polished entertainment, cleverly written and beautifully acted. Initially a rather shorter one-person play staged at the 2012 Edinburgh ...

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Guitarrisimo: Santiago Lara – Sadlers Wells, London

Music: Pat Metheny Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Guitarist Santiago Lara is clearly a bit of a rock star in the flamenco world judging by the rousing reception his latest show received at Sadler’s Wells. Playing nine pieces by American guitarist and composer Pat Metheny, Lara and his small band have created a 70-minute show that fuses the melancholy flamenco sounds of ...

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