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Letters to Morrissey – HOME, Manchester

man in t-shirt and shirt holding a gladioli

Writer: Gary McNai Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Jay Nuttall "If you don't know who Morrissey is - get out!" It's fair enough if you've come to see a play with the lead singer of The Smiths in the title. But it need not matter whether you are a fan of the man himself. This story is about much more than ...

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Fisk – The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

  Writer: Tortoise in a Nutshell and Anne Sophie Oxenvad Director: Ross MacKay Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh is the heart of emerging talent and often a solemn home for conceptual productions others would raise eyebrows at. Tortoise in a Nutshell's Fisk is one such show that benefits from Traverse's embracement of the new. Issues surrounding mental ...

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Hedda Gabler – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Revised by: Richard Eyre Director: Amanda Gaughan Designer: Jean Chan Having first made its debut in London in 2005, Richard Eyre’s re-imagining of Ibsen’s iconic play Hedda Gabler is now treading the floorboards of Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre. With Amanda Gaughan directing in her first production for the Lyceum, this latest outing for Hedda is daring and ambitious ...

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Bondagers – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Sue Glover Director: Lu Kemp Reviewer: Gareth Davies The Lyceum's latest production really stinks. Entering the stalls, the aroma of six tonnes of mud and earth wafts around, a beautifully sensory introduction to a story which is as earthy and richly fertile as the open field represented on the stage itself. And with Sue Glover's story engaging both our ...

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Under the Mulberry Tree – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Timothy Jones Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Edinburgh is labouring under a glut of plays, written by men, about how infertility turns women into psychopathic harridans.At the Lyceum, Tim Barrow’s Union is busy portraying Queen Anne, on the back of her miscarriages, as an unhinged despot who goes about breast-feeding a swaddled doll, leaving off occasionally to oppress ...

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My Name is Rachel Corrie – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Rachel Corrie Editors: Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner Director: Ros Philips Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating: 3.5] On March 16th 2003, less than two months after her arrival in the Gaza Strip, 23 year old American peace activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israeli Defense Force armoured bulldozer while trying to prevent ...

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The Static – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Davey Anderson Director/Choeographer: Neil Bettles Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] The Static by ThickSkin Theatre Company was a resounding success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving a string of 4 and 5 star reviews. The company have now embarked on a nationwide tour and have still managed to maintain the energy and momentum that appealed to audience members and ...

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The Static – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Davey Anderson Director: Neil Bettles Reviewer: David Noble [rating:3.5] A 64-minute play about kinesis and dark thoughts becoming reality? Well that’s one way to describe The Static, Davey Anderson’s eccentric and at times baffling production depicting the story of Sparky: a Ritalin-using, Scottish teenager of 15 who is plagued by the demons in his head, but manages to acquire ...

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