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Art – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Yasmina Reza Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Salford’s Lowry theatre hosts Yasmina Reza’s playful examination of modern art, and the dynamics between old friends. With Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin now national treasures rather than artistic revolutionaries, some of the intensity may have been removed from the debate about modernist art, but the interaction between the three protagonists ...

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Art – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Yasmina Reza (translated by Christopher Hampton) Director: Ellie Jones (original director Matthew Warchus) Reviewer: Joan Phillips You can make what you want out of Yasmina Reza’s short play, Art. Is it a play about contemporary art commentary? Is it about relationships between middle-aged white men? Is it about how educated, middle-class people develop a polite veneer to cover their ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Endings – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Concept and Text: Tamara Saulwick Song Writer: Paddy Mann Reviewer: David Keane Grief and loss often act as a catalyst for artistic expression but in the case of Endings the impetus for creativity is the moment of life ending itself. A combination of analogue and digital technology mix with dramatic lighting in this docu-theatre performance piece by Tamara Saulwick.  Reel-to-reel ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Drawn to the Globe

Author: Chris Duggan Publisher: Ancon Hill Publishing Reviewer: John Roberts Published to coincide with The Globe’s 20th year of performance and of course in the 400th year of Shakespeare Drawn to the Globe is a little gem of a book for any lover of theatre and indeed Shakespeare. Artist Chris Duggan has over the past 20 years stood through all ...

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PREVIEW: WEEK 53 At The Lowry, Salford

Week 53 Festival at The Lowry

By Jim Gillespie It could be Christmas. Four weeks after Easter and the hills around Manchester are white with snow. And there is something – apart from snow – in the air: the Lord of Misrule has taken control of The Lowry. How else to explain this step – nay, somersault – out of its comfort zone as a receiving ...

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The Art of The Brick – The Old Truman Brewery, London

Artist: Nathan Sawaya Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Is it art, that is what a lot of critics will be asking of Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures that take in a broad range of influences from classic artists to dinosaurs, is it art? So, let’s be clear about this from the beginning, yes it is. If an artist creates something that provokes ...

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The Life and Loves of a Nobody – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writers: Rachael Walton and Chris Thorpe Director: Rachael Walton Co-Director: Alexander Kelly Reviewer: Fiona Hannon The Life and Loves of a Nobody is exactly as the title suggests, the story of an unremarkable woman. Rachael (the “nobody” in question) is 36 and grew up on the 18th floor of a tower block, eating carefully balanced popcorn, gazing at the stars ...

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