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The Siege of Christmas – Contact, Manchester

Director: Alan Lane Reviewer: Andrea Allen Bad news everyone. The spirit of Christmas has been cancelled and the audience has been barricaded outside of Contact by a team of militant mince pies. This is The Siege of Christmas, and you’d better be wearing comfy shoes, because you’re the crack team who’s been tasked with finding the spirit of Christmas trapped ...

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Camelot: The Shining City – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: James Phillips Composer: Heather Fenoughty Director: Alan Lane Movement Director: Lucy Hind Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Camelot: The Shining City is a modern reworking of the Arthurian legends exploring nationhood and a contemporary people's movement. It is a spectacle of open air theatre with pyrotechnics, riots, sword fighting and battle scenes. Playwright James Phillips says “the play is about how ...

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The White Whale – Leeds Dock

Writer: James Phillips Director: Alan Lane Reviewer: Holly Spanner Obsession is a double edged sword. It can focus and motivate us, but too much of it can drive us to ruin, making us blind to all else except that to which we attain. What happens when that obsession is driven not by passion, but revenge? Leeds based Theatre Company Slung ...

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Blood and Chocolate – York Theatre Royal

Director: Alan Lane Playwright: Mike Kenny Design: Anna Gooch Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] It would be difficult to surpass the masterful Mystery Plays but York has done it again providing an immersive, innovative, fast moving and truly exciting promenade production that remains in the mind long after it has ended. Working in collaboration, three of the region’s most dynamic and ...

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The Enough Project – The Lowry, Salford

Writers : Cathy Crabb and Emma Adams Director : Alan Lane Reviewer : Sarah Cassidy [Rating:4.5] What does it mean to have enough? This is the question being answered in The Enough Project, an innovative collaboration between northern playwrights, Cathy Crabb and Emma Adams. The venture is shared between Theatre in the Mill, The Carriageworks and The Lowry, and has ...

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The Enough Project – Theatre In The Mill, Bradford

Director: Alan Lane Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:4] The Enough Project is made up of two plays by Northern playwrights Cathy Crab and Emma Adams and is a collaborative project developed between Theatre In The Mill, The Lowry and The Carriageworks. The project is directed by Slung Low’s Alan Lane and designed by Barney George. The first half of the show ...

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