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The Seagull – Access Theater, New York

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptors: Fergus Scully & Taylor Petracek Director: Lillian Meredith Original Music: Sylvana Joyce Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Anton Chekhov’s plays plumb the heights and depths of the human condition in ways to which most playwrights can only aspire. Though the stories they tell exist in a specific time and place, the characters, and their struggles and triumphs, are ...

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Ringside – The Lowry, Salford

Trapeze artist Ellie Dubois swinging on trapeze using her legs

Reviewer: Jo Beggs A solitary audience member is taken through a locked door, into a bare breeze-block corridor which leads to the back of the Lyric stage. Through a second door, you’re plunged into the darkness of the stage, dark except for an empty trapeze glowing with soft golden light. A sharp line of light on the floor just inside ...

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Something Terrible Might Happen – The Lowry, Salford

A male and female with Fragile Tape over their mouths and wrapped in Bubble Wrap

Writer/Director: Uncanny Theatre Reviewer: Lizz Clark They say that there's nothing to fear but fear itself – and spiders, of course. But what is fear really like, how does it shape and control us, and why? These are the questions that Matt, Ben, Matthew and Natalie of Uncanny Theatre explore in Something Terrible Might Happen, a grab-bag of ideas and ...

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The Game – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Devised with women formerly and currently working in the sex industry, The Game explores the act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures. The Game promises us ‘a real-life game, with levels and consequences.’ And, although some of the pageantry of a game show is here (the musical interludes, the faintly tyrannical ...

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Nowhere – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

cast nowhere andy arnold tron theatre glasgow

Writer & Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Rachel Watson Nowhere is definitely something original. This immersive, innovative show takes its audience on a tour around Glasgow’s vibrant Tron Theatre, making use of all the space and giving a better insight of the theatre than ever before. Conceived and orchestrated by Andy Arnold, this 50-minute play introduces you to a variety of ...

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Dark Hearts of Space – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Stanislav Glazov Visuals: Dasha Rush Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dark Hearts of Space is an audio-visual experience created by visual artist Dasha Rush and musician Stanislav Glazov.  Forty minutes of dream-like whirling shapes and colours that loosely tells the story of the formation of black holes. Created by projecting digital images onto a screen and a gauze curtain, and enhanced ...

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Furious Folly – Sutton Park, Birmingham

Furious Folly, an immersive experience

Creator: Mark Anderson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Sutton Park, just outside Birmingham, was the home of two local pals’ regiments while they were in training and was subsequently used as a hospital for Australian and New Zealand servicemen during the First World War. So in the week where Britain has been commemorating and remembering the horrors of the Battle of the ...

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I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour – La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York

photo credit: Julieta Cervantes

Director: Brooke O’Harra Writers: Brooke O’Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas, and Heidi Schreck Original Music: Brendan Connelly Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The fourth in a series of nine workshops, I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour by Brooke O’Harra winds its way through the Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa. Exploring the nature of ...

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