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Under the Umbrella – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Amy Ng Director: Justine Themen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Three generations of a single family; three generations which have lived through tumultuous times in China’s history; three generations, each bearing scars of the events of their youth and their response to it. A clash of cultures, disputes within the family. Amy Ng’s play, Under the Umbrella, grew from an original ...

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SKIN – A.R.T. / New York Theatres

Writer: the Company Director: Becky Baumwoll Original Music:  Eleni Arapolglou, Wes Braver, Paul Castles & Jack McGuire Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers When faced with the concept of trudging to a theatre on 10th Avenue and 53rd St on one of the coldest days of the year, one hopes the show inside the walls of A.R.T. / New York Theatres is worth ...

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Waltz of the Hommelettes – The Barbican, London

Creator and Director: Patrick Sims Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Of all the cultural events a new year brings January in London is really dedicated to two important fringe celebrations; while the Vaults Festival under the arches of Waterloo begins its eight-week run shortly, with over 40 years of experience the London International Mime Festival is always the first big event of ...

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Slapstick – HOME, Manchester

Director:  Stanley Burleson Reviewer: Jay Nuttall If a bit of silliness is what you need in your life then look no further than HOME’s Christmas offering, Slapstick. Madcap Dutch clown musical troupe will entertain the whole family with two hours of nonsense and buffoonery should you wish to do something alternative to the usual pantomime and Christmas shows. HOME continues ...

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Gandini Juggling: Sigma – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Sean Gandini Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Last seen at The Lowry with Smashed, a piece about lost love and quaint afternoon tea, Gandini Juggling return with another one of their many shows. Sigma was developed and showcased at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival and has become part of the company’s repertoire of shows that tour around the world. Gandini Juggling has been ...

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Hero’s House – Dixon Place, New York

[Heros House] [Dixon Place, NYC] (c)Peter Yesley

Hero’s House – Dixon Place, New York Writer: Lake Simons Director: Lake Simons & Matt Acheson Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Making its current home at Dixon Place on the Lower East Side, Lake Simon’s Hero’s House explores the meaning of home and shelter through movement theatre, puppetry and music. This ensemble piece is an exercise in joyous exploration. The sense of ...

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No Show – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Ellie Dubois Reviewer: Sam Lowe It's time to go to the circus. Or, is it? This is no ordinary circus; the show title is no ordinary title. No Show unpacks what hides behind all the showmanship. It's not all glitz and glamour. There will be blood, sweat, and tears. We will witness the performers pushing themselves in the art ...

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