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Eyam – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: Matt Hartley Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Sophia Moss Picture this: you live in a small village surrounded by moors, woods and streams. A deadly, contagious illness is spreading through your community, but you can’t tell if you have caught it until a few days after infection. Do you stay in your village to avoid spreading the illness to neighbouring ...

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Macbeth – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Adele Thomas Designer: Anisha Fields Lighting: Matthew Graham Sound: Max Pappenheim Reviewer: Leah Tozer Macbeth at the Tobacco Factory opens as one of Emily Dickinson’s famous works, about a fly interposing indifferently as death falls on its speaker, ends: ‘with Blue – uncertain – stumbling Buzz –’: the lighting is stark cyan, the space dark, and ...

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The Weir – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Connor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Just as there are some bands who seem born to perform in stadiums and others whose natural home will forever be small, sweaty venues, there are some plays that demand a large theatre and others best appreciated in more intimate surroundings. The Weir falls into the latter category. Set in a ...

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The Weir – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Jim Gillespie 20 years since its first performance at the Royal Court Theatre, English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Colchester’s Mercury Theatre bring their own take on Conor McPherson’s drama to The Lowry in Salford. The play is set in rural Ireland, and the Irishness of its cosmology underpins the entire production. ...

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The Weir – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Conor McPherson Director:  Adele Thomas Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest In a tiny local pub, in the depths of rural Ireland, five people come together, drink and tell stories. Brendon, the young owner, stands and listens, while Jack and Jim, a cantankerous old sot and his more mild-mannered associate, trade barbs with Finbar, their wealthy, successful friend and sparring-partner. Completing the ...

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The Weir – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Designer: Madeleine Girling Lighting: Lee Curran Composer/Sound: Richard Hammarton Reviewer: Ron Simpson There’s this Irishman goes into a pub. He can’t find the barman and the draught Guinness is off, so he opens a bottle and goes to put the money in the till, then the barman enters….and, as the evening goes on, two ...

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The Weir – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Michael Gray “It’s just people talking,” is how the playwright modestly sums up The Weir. And so it is. But Conor McPherson’s compelling chamber piece has proved popular at home and abroad over its 20-year life, picking up an Olivier for best new play along the way. The Weir is the name of ...

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The Oresteia – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Adaptor: Rory Mularkey from the original by Aeschylus Director: Adele Thomas Composer: Mira Calix Choreographer: Lucy Burge Reviewer: Chris Rogers Imagine for a moment sitting in a marble Amphitheatre in the blazing sun overlooking the arid vegetation and small, white-walled, buildings that constituted Athens in 458 BC. Behind you rises the Athenian Acropolis with its large hewn temples, built in ...

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