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RIFT’s Macbeth – Balfron Tower, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Devised scene: Gruff Theatre Director: Felix Mortimer Reviewer: Annegret Märten Welcome to Borduria, the country inhabiting all fictional characters. Goldilocks lives in Northern Borduria but the portal in a basement of the brutalist Balfron tower leads straight to the grim South where the unscrupulous and scheming Macbeths reside. Alongside the fictional characters live the Bordurian citizens who ...

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Union – Belinda Scandal’s Showbar, Manchester

Writer: Joshua Val Martin Director: Joshua Val Martin Reviewer: Jo Beggs Gloria Strokem is a washed up drag act, fabulous when she’s decked in feather boas and false eyelashes, not quite so fabulous during the post-weekend come down. In her frazzled state she’s hearing voices. Well…one voice. Cilla Black. And Cilla’s doing what she’s famous for – making the best ...

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Angel Meadow – HOME, Manchester

Director: Louise Lowe Choreography: Emma O’Kane Reviewer: Jim Gillespie There is eager anticipation in the badge for this season’s productions from the itinerant former occupants of Manchester’s Library Theatre: HOME. Now freshly married to the Cornerhouse, HOME is creating the artistic steps to see them safely to their own new residence in Spring 2015. Under the wing of new Artistic ...

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Summer – Regent Trading Estate, Salford

Director: Richard Gregory Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin On a sunny evening in Salford, the sun rises on a blank warehouse space, and the bubbly song ‘Mr Blue Skies’ sings out. Summer is here. A show featuring a 30-plus strong cast of people from different walks of life, from toddlers to pensioners, performing tasks and letting us glimpse into their lives. They ...

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I Do, – Hilton Hotel Docklands, London

Creators: Daphna Attias, Terry O’Donovan Writer: Chloe Moss Director: Daphna Attias Reviewer: Nichola Daunton First performed as part of the Almeida Festival in August 2013, Dante or Die’s site-specific work I Do takes its audience on a journey through six hotel rooms on the morning of a wedding. Divided into six groups with the help of coloured paper roses, the ...

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Secret Cinema – The Grand Budapest Hotel, London

Reviewer: Ian Foster At a smidge over £50 a head, the latest incarnation of Secret Cinema certainly isn’t cheap. But they are doing things differently this time around – the location is secret as always but the film has been identified in advance as Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and the immersive experience into which they plunge the audience ...

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