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Trainspotting Live – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Irvine Welsh Adaptor: Harry Gibson Director: Adam Spreadsbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Reviewer: Andrea Allen Calling all future audiences of Trainspotting Live, heed this advice, when walking into the theatre sit well clear of the “worst toilet in Scotland”. In Your Face Theatre are combusting across the UK with this loud, visceral, gloriously intrusive and gut-wrenchingly gross production. You’re going ...

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The Mikado – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Three Men Laughing

Writers and composers : Gilbert and Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Marina Spark All male casts are often used to bring a fresh approach to classics and generally find success at least owing in part to the novelty of a drag act. Sasha Regan's all-male The Mikado or The Town Of Titipu exceeds these normal successes and delivers Gilbert and ...

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Out of this World – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and Director: Mark Murphy Reviewer: Andrea Allen Tracking the story of an injured woman’s disorientating stumble into a medically induced coma, Mark Murphy’s Out of this World combines aerial choreography with projection and sound in an ambitious attempt to enter the tumultuous depths of the comatose mind. Visually, Out of this World does a pretty good job of living ...

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King Lear – Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Two people blend into a dark background

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Natasha Buckley Reviewer: Helen Tope Created to professional standards, productions from local company, The Actors Wheel, have everything except the Equity card. Performed by students of Marjon University’s Acting programme, The Actors Wheel combines discipline and ambition in equal measure; taking on challenging work, and it’s safe to say, few plays possess the fearsome reputation of ...

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Charlie’s A Clepto – Axis, Dublin

Writer: Claire Monnelly Director: Aaron Monaghan Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster First of all, the spelling mistake: it’s intentional, and forms a key part of this narrative, wherein the eponymous Charlie recounts key aspects of her life that lead her to this day, a sacred 24 hours, where if she can only keep out of trouble, she’ll prove that she’s capable of ...

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Patience – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Company Members on stage in front of a woodland backdrop

Writers and composers : Gilbert and Sullivan Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Marina Spark Exeter Northcott Theatre is home to English Touring Opera's first production of a Gilbert and Sullivan Opera this week and Exeter is in for a treat. The ever popular and timeless satire of light opera's most famous duo shrines brightly in this production, which is one of ...

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Spring Reign – The Lowry, Salford

Arabic man next to wreckage of tank

Writer: Rob Johnston Director: Benedict Power Reviewer: Andrea Allen If someone asked you to conjure up a picture of Aleppo, it’s likely you’d picture a smoldering wreck, plunged into desolation, a place more akin to a building site that a bustling metropolis. Summoning an image of the decadent architecture, green spaces, busy marketplaces and clean streets millions once called home ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Fall Of Duty – Sweet Waterfront 2

Fall Of Duty

Writer: Alison Child Director: Rosie Wakley Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Behind The Lines Theatre presents Fall Of Duty, one of WINDOW 2017s ten shows selected for the Brighton Fringe’s arts industry showcase. Fall Of Duty follows Sue (Alison Child) and her 20-year-old son Jack (Harry Child) through the process of researching and making a show about actor Basil Hallam and entertainer ...

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