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The Netherlands – Theatre Deli, Sheffield

Writer:  Iain Bloomfield & Lucy Hind Artistic Director: Iain Bloomfield Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Netherlands is about being the parent of a child with complex disabilities. All parenthood is a journey.  Using an allegory in which a much-anticipated journey to Italy leads instead to The Netherlands, the play illustrates this particular journey. However, we see that with time and fortitude ...

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Heresy – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Composer: Roger Doyle Director: Eric Fraad Reviewer: Laura Marriott Heresy is a remarkable electronic opera from dramaturg and composer Roger Doyle. In his first outing as composer Doyle has created a unique work that is inspired by the life and works of Renaissance figure Giordano Bruno. The Italian Dominican friar is best remembered for his cosmological theories which included, among ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Eggsistentialism – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Joanne Ryan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Meet Joanne. It is the morning after her 35th birthday and she is hungover. Deflecting calls from her mother she has started to question the life she is living. Spurred on by her fathers’ recent death and her milestone birthday she realises that her fertility has an expiry date that is fast approaching but ...

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NEWS: Eastern Angles General Manager – the next Bradley Wiggins?

As riders limber up for the 100th Tour de France, Matthew Linley, General Manager of East Anglian touring theatre company Eastern Angles, will be swapping his trademark flat cap for a cycling helmet and cycling 400 miles across East Anglia in order to raise money for the theatre company. Setting off on the 22nd of June from High Beach, his ...

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NEWS: Iconic Arts Centre Threatened With Closure

Although a local arts centre, The Public in West Bromwich is known across the nation as a hugely expensive white elephant, writes our Central Region Editor, Selwyn Knight. It has been widely criticised for its design – it is large and pink with, to be honest, rather uninviting solid doors and windows that look as if they’ve been left too ...

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The Tin Soldier – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adaptor: Peut-Etre Theatre Music: Lemez and Fridel Director: Daphna Attias Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:3.5] For those of you who are familiar with the title of this tale but have forgotten the actual storyline here it is: it tells of a brave tin soldier who stands to attention with the rest of his toy regiment despite having ...

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Julius Caesar – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Tony Oliver [Rating: 4.5] The Bradford Alhambra was the latest venue on the RSC’s tour of the William Shakespeare play Julius Caesar which is touring until October 27th 2012. Rome had been transported to modern day Africa, and on entering the auditorium the cast are playing music and acting out a marketplace scene, ...

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