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Black Men Walking – Hull Truck Theatre

Writer/Musical Director: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Ron Simpson Black Men Walking, now on an extended tour by Eclipse Theatre Company, begins with an excellent idea and is blessed with a quartet of first-class performances, but the script sometimes fails to integrate Testament’s ambitious concept into a coherent whole. The play is dedicated to the Black Men’s ...

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Black Men Walking – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: James Garrington “We walked England before the English.” Trevor, Matthew and Richard like walking in the Peak District. Every month they meet and walk and talk. This time, although the forecast indicated that they should cancel, they press on in an attempt to fight their individual demons - until a blizzard brings them face to ...

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Black Men Walking – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin “We walk” repeat the chants of Thomas, Richard and Matthew as they head out into the misty wilderness of the Peak District. Inspired by a real walking group for black men in Sheffield, Black Men Walking marks a collaboration between Eclipse Theatre and Leeds-based rapper, writer and performer Testament. Directed by Dawn ...

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The Tempest – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Phelim McDermott Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Tempest – supposedly Shakespeare’s swansong – is also one of his most enigmatic, most consciously theatrical plays. It twists elements of romance, comedy, and tragedy into a multi-faceted whole, which is at times funny, at times sad, and at times piercingly relevant. Improbable, in this co-production with Northern Stage and ...

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The Honey Man – Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Tyrone Huggins Director: Emma Bernard Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood The Honey Man looks at two characters who could not be any different; total opposites who never thought they would end up sharing a number of things in common. This two person play follows Honey Man, an elderly West Indian recluse who lives alone in a derelict cottage and keeps bees ...

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The Honey Man – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Tyrone Huggins Director: Emma Bernard Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The path that The Honey Man seeks to tread is a well-worn one; two different mindsets collide and gradually learn from each other, with both being the richer for it. In this instance, we have the enigmatic Honey Man, an elderly West Indian man living alone in an almost derelict hut ...

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I Was A Rat! – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Director: Teresa Ludovico Choreographer: Yann Seabra Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4.5] Bob and Joan answer their door one cold, rainy evening to a boy, a boy who claims he was once a rat! Just in time to get the half term holidays off to a magical start, City Varieties invites its audiences to sit back and follow Roger, the boy ...

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I was a Rat! – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Philip Pullman Director: Teresa Ludovico English Adaptation: David Watson Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4] The recipe for success appears to be to take as many fairytales you read as a child, mix them up with a sub plot of bullying and you come up with Philip Pullman’s I was a Rat! The story is of a young lad, Fox Jackson-Keen, ...

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