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Flood – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Hartwell Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s apt that in the same week that the weathermen warn us that August will be a washout, Flood opens at Covent Garden’s Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. Set in the West Country, after a month’s worth of rain falls in one night, Flood follows the story of Adam, who is ...

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INTERVIEW – Creative Team Behind “Human Telegraphs”

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Writer: Rachel Kay Barclay & Fern Lim Director: Kayla Conroy Reviewer/Interviewer: Adrienne Sowers Times are tough for twenty-somethings in New York City. With rents rising and jobs that require five years’ experience for entry-level positions, more and more Millennials are turning to unorthodox methods and the sharing economy to pad their coffers. Springboarding off of this cultural moment, the team ...

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Summer of 69 – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Charlie Marx Director: Iain Gordon Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Set in a Glasgow schoolhouse, as the class of ’69 prepare to hang up their blazers and wave goodbye to their teachers, Summer of 69 is a narrative-light, surprisingly raunchy comedy that sometimes rides a little too close to the bone but cannot fail to have its audience singing along with ...

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Taking Steps – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Alan Ayckbourn Designer: Kevin Jenkins Lighting: Jason Taylor Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Stephen Joseph Theatre makes this production something of a hostage to fortune by prominently displaying Robin Herford’s assessment of Taking Steps as the funniest play in the English language. Alan Ayckbourn’s new production of his 1979 farce doesn’t quite live up to that which ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal – Plymouth

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Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Helen Tope Dying is easy, comedy is hard – and in The Play That Goes Wrong, you will see plenty of both. Performed by Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’ cannot be accused of misleading its audience. A country house, murder most foul and a room full ...

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Funny Girl – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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Book: Isobel Lennart, Revised by Harvey Fierstein Music: Julie Styne Lyrics: Bob Merrill Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer:  James Garrington Success in show business is said to be as much about being in the right place at the right time as it is with talent. The film version of Funny Girl, following a successful stage run, did much to promote Barbra Streisand’s ...

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Dead Darlings: SHAME! Edition – Judson Church – New York

Writers: Ashley Nicole Black, Adam Feldman, Kenny Mellman Director/Curator: Amanda Duarte Reviewer: Maridee Slater "NYC, shame on you! If you all had just stayed in the shitty towns you came from and voted?! SHAME." Thus begins Amanda Duarte's intro to this month's edition of Dead Darlings, a monthly salon created four years ago to showcase the projects that artists of all varieties ...

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