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The B*easts  – The Bush, London

Writer: Monica Dolan Director: John Hoggarth Reviewer: Richard Maguire It may take a while to understand the point of the asterisk in the title of this show, but once you’ve figured it out, it gives you a clear clue to what this play is about. Even in 2018, the word is still considered by some to be a dirty word, ...

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549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

four men in a pub

Writers: Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon Director: Jack Nurse Reviewer: Torran McEwan It’s a night at the pub like any other. Four lads sit about debating politics and knocking back pints. Suddenly, the lights go out and a mysterious man appears. When the lights come back on, he’s gone, but his suitcase remains. Luckily Ellen, the bartender, has been researching ...

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Achilles – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ewan Downie Directors: Ewan Downie and Ian Spink Reviewer: Torran McEwan Ewan Downie steps onto the edge of a dimly lit stage and surveys his surroundings. He takes a breath, and suddenly we’re plunged into the ninth year of the Trojan war. In the army encampment outside the city Achilles wakes entwined with his best friend Patroclus, ready for ...

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Me & Robin Hood – Liverpool Everyman

Writer and Performer: Shón Dale-Jones Reviewer: Daryl Holden When creating a show in which you want to tackle the issue of millions of children having to sleep on the streets, it seems just a tad insensitive to centre that same ninety-minute show around yourself and barely mention a relevant charity both throughout and on the flyers. What would make this ...

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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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Thaddeus Bent’s Fear-tre of Fear – 81 Renshaw, Liverpool.

Writer: Thaddeus Bent Reviewer: Daryl Holden Imagine a world filled with tales of haunted sheds and breweries with the entrance to Hell itself beneath them. A world where madness and sanity go hand in hand. What you’re imagining, is a world of Thaddeus Bent’s design. From the moment Bent walks into the blackened room, holding the torch of a mobile ...

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Alexander Fox: Ringo – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

man in ringo starr's sergeant pepper jacket holding drumsticks

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It's the moments of pure storytelling that resonate most in Alexander Fox's debut solo hour of original comedy: Ringo. In 2006, a then teenaged Fox, met and began a pen-pal correspondence with the world's most famous drummer, The Beatles' Ringo Starr. What follows is an at times surreal, biographical tale, with appearances from the Cadbury's gorilla drumming to Phil ...

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