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Nothing Personal – Oran Mor, Glasgow

Writer: Linda Campbell Director: Martin Haddow Reviewer: R G Balgray A searing indictment of the care system Nothing Personal is not. This comedy drama follows the journey through the ups and downs of living in sheltered housing of its lead character, Mrs Emily Lees, played by Liz McFarlane Davis. Writer and producer Linda Campbell takes on some of the issues ...

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CD REVIEW: Tamar of the River

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Inspired from the biblical story of Tamara and Judah from the Book of Genesis, Tamar of the River is set in a mythical desert divided by a river of blood. The eastern and western sides endlessly strive against one another for dominance of this life-sustaining water body. The magical river, who carefully listens to both sides, calls ...

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We’re Not Going Back – Queens Hall, Hexham

Writer: Boff Whalley Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Gemma Hirst The Miners’ strike of the mid-eighties is something that many of us in the north have heard about or experienced, with stories passed to us from our uncles, cousins, grandfathers and fathers. Red Ladder Theatre Company provides a new perspective in their musical comedy We’re Not Going Back, as told through ...

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Conscientious – Hull Truck Studio, Hull

Writer: Adam Z. Robinson Director: Pillbox Theatre Reviewer: Ciara Ruane Conscientious is a one woman show performed by Rachel Ashwanden, whereby a young woman sets out to write the story of her Grandfather, a WWI conscientious objector. As her family history and her current situation tangle the question is asked; what makes a hero and what makes a coward? The ...

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Ensemble 360 – Cast, Doncaster

Reviewer: Andrew White An evening of chamber music in Doncaster is still a relative novelty, but the team at Music in the Round are working to make it a regular fixture in the cultural life of this town – and they've found a natural home in the Second Space at Cast. Music in the Round are the largest promoters of ...

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YolanDa Brown – The Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Reviewer:Bill Avenell YolanDa Brown made a brave attempt to fill the Connaught Theatre with her five-piece band last night, but sadly it didn't quite come off. Full of schoolgirl enthusiasm, she hopped about the stage in four-inch heels wagging her booty, quelling or encouraging the rhythm section with back kicks and hand signals. Sadly it feltlike someone was wearing a ...

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Ballad of the Burning Star – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Nir Paldi Directors: Nir Paldi &George Mann Music: Adam Pleeth Reviewer: Sue Collier Having had the unfortunate experience of being evacuated from a London theatre as a result of a bomb warning, the opening sequence of Ballad of the Burning Star produces quite a significant effect on one’s feeling of personal safety. Nevertheless, by opening the show with a ...

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The Tempest – Waterloo East, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sarah Redmond Choreographer: Christian Valle Composer/ Designer: Dan Gillingwater Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh This contemporary adaptation of The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s later comedies, is apparently set in an apocalyptic London. Prospero (drily played by Tom Keller), once the intended Duke of Milan, has been secluded on an island for over a decade with his beautiful and ...

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