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Still Ill – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Billy Cowan Director: Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Still Ill takes its title from a track on the 1984 The Smiths album Hatful of Hollow. The song contains the line ‘Under the iron bridge we kissed, and although I ended up with sore lips, it just wasn’t like the old days anymore’. This is effectively the premise of ...

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JB Shorts 12 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Peter Kerry &James Quinn, Jane McNulty, Trevor Suthers, David Isaac, Martin Jameson, Carôle Solazzo Directors: Malcolm Raeburn, Paul Blinkhorn, Matthew Bloxham, Justine Potter, Trevor MacFarlane, Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby JB Shorts is always a solid offering, drawing as it does from an invited set of television and radio writers. There are six 15 minute plays, all by ...

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The Legend Of The Ghost Shark, 24:7 Festival – New Century House, Manchester

Writer: Anthony Morgan Director: Charlie Mortimer Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4]   The Legend of the Ghost Shark, written by Anthony Morgan, is described as a ‘surreal comedy’. This doesn’t really convey the quirky charm of the play but it does give an idea of the unique nature of the show. Finding his day job reviewing restaurants unchallenging Jason (Christopher Brett ...

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