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The Lost Gift – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

The Lost Gift Warwick Arts Centre

Writer: Highly Sprung Director: Sarah Worth Reviewer: Nicole Evans Warwick Arts Centre’s Mead Gallery is better known for its exhibitions of sculptures, paintings or histories of university life but, for this Christmas period, there isn’t a picture to be seen as it has been transformed into a magical wintery wonderland. The Lost Gift is advertised as an "interactive walkthrough" and ...

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Shear Madness – New World Stages, New York

Writer: Paul Pörtner Director: Bruce Jordan Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Part farce, part whodunit, and part choose-your-own-adventure story, Shear Madness is entertaining but weak. There is enough fun and fluff to keep most people amused and engaged, but for a production that has run and been work-shopped for several decades in various cities before opening in New York, it is not ...

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Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange

Writer: Rav Sanghera Director: Tom Wright Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Ron Simpson Bradford’s Freedom Studios are expert in the creation of site-specific theatre and, if Bradford Interchange lacks the grandeur and mystery of Drummonds Mill - the site of the group’s masterpiece, The Mill – City of Dreams - it’s an ideal place to site meetings and interactions. Brief Encounters ...

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Dracula – McAlpin Hall at the West Park Church, New York

Writer: Bram Stoker With Additional Material By: Steven Dietz and Lori Wolter Hudson Director: Kristin McCarthy Parker Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula weaves a narrative about immigration, the body, and performance into the tapestry of an age-old horror story. Dracula, the character, becomes almost a red herring for the real threat: fear of the Other. It is others ...

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House of the Dead – The Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester

Creator/Designer: Paul Jamieson Reviewer: Craig Hepworth House of the Dead is a new interactive attraction in Manchester, a purpose built haunted house in the city's Great Northern Warehouse. You along with a small group walk through the house into various clichéd horror rooms from a Freakshow to Asylum as the attraction and it's actors attempt to terrify you. So does ...

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No Guts, No Heart, No Glory – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: Aisha Zia, Director: Evie Manning, Reviewer: Gemma Corden, For the truly immersive No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, The Studio at Birmingham's Repertory theatre is transformed into a boxing club where five young Muslim Pakistani women from Bradford smash the mould, challenging the expectations placed upon them by family and society. Inspired by the experiences of former British Boxing ...

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PALS: The Irish at Gallipoli – Collins’ Barracks, Dublin

Director: Louise Lowe Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Walking into the National Museum at Collins' Barracks Dublin it is hard not to be awed by the palpable sense of history present in the building. It is these surroundings that Anu Productions have chosen for their latest productionPALS: The Irish at Gallipoli. This performance focuses on the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin ...

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