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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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Fiction – The Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Conceived by David Rosenberg and Glen Neath Reviewer: Clare Howdon Dreams have always been a fascinating subject for theatre makers. Katie Mitchell's adaptation of August Strindberg's; A Dream Play was wonderfully surreal and playful in it's approach while Fuel Theatre's latest offering Fiction, a collaboration between writer Glen Neath and director David Rosenberg, plunges into similar territory. While the subject ...

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Veil – The HUB, Leeds

Creators: Shanaz Gulzar &Kully Thiarai Writer: Kay Adshead Reviewer: Holly Spanner The veil, in religious context is intended to show honour to an object or space. For Muslim women and girls there are a number of varieties which are worn in accordance with hijab – the principle of dressing modestly, and obscuring that which men find sexually attractive. There are ...

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