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Blaze – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Director &Choreographer: Anthony van Laast Choreographers: Tommy Franzen, Kenny Wormald, Lyle Beniga, Mike Song Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Fuelled by the success of shows like the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance? and America’s Best Dance Crew, the large team behind Blaze have set out to take street dance to the next theatrical level. Dutch production team pANdADDY and ...

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Departure Lounge – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Dougal Irvine Director: Pip Minnithorpe Choreographer: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Lauren Rare [rating:3.5] Walking into the tiny venue, the recently opened Waterloo East Theatre which is situated in a renovated railway arch-complete with rumbling trains overheard, the small stage was sparsely furnished. Four lonely plastic seats and two bilingual airport signs were the only props. The show ...

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The Country – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Martin Crimp Director: Amelia Nicholson, Reviewer: Duncan MacInnes [rating:4] The Country which comes to us from award winning theatre company ICENI in conjunction with the Arcola, tells the story of a seemingly happy couple Corinne (Amanda Root) and Richard (Simon Thorp) having moved out of the city and into the countryside to start a new life. Their idyll is ...

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Joy With Child – Taurus Bar, Manchester

Writer: Kim Wiltshire Director: Dean Biddell Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:3] An uneven production prevents the latest show from Organised Chaos from achieving its potential. Depressed after the death of her artist husband widow Corrinna (Celia Carron) isolates herself from her relatives. She retains contact only with her son-in-law Steven (Lee Joseph) who has problems of his own. The haunting appearance ...

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Anthology – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Guest Director: Indhu Rubashingham Reviewer: David Noble [rating:4] When you enter a theatre to be told you have to roll a die, and based on this result you receive an object and a set of headphones, you know the production is going to be difficult to review. Yet this was Anthology, a conceptually brilliant piece of theatre. The idea was ...

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The Drowsy Chaperone – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writers: Bob Martin &Don McKellar Music and Lyrics: Lisa Lambert &Greg Morrison Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Elizabeth Davis [rating:4] “Fun. That’s all this show is – fun.” So declares the anonymous narrator of The Drowsy Chaperone. And what great fun it is. This is the musical-lover’s musical: all knowing references and witty in-jokes. The self-consciously logic-lite plot centres on the ...

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