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The Funeral Director – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Jim Gillespie  The Funeral Director reaches the final stage of a month-long regional tour and plays to a packed auditorium at HOME’s Theatre 2. Iman Qureshi’s play has been garlanded with praise in its early incarnations, and arrives in Manchester with expectations high. Stated baldly, the premise for the drama could easily describe ...

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The Funeral Director – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Dominic Corr Death. Each faith, nation and individual have their own thoughts, prayers and customs surrounding the event. The Funeral Director, winner of Papatango’s 10th annual new writing prize tackles the Islamic faith’s relationship with same-sex relationships and the concealed secrets associated with it. Being a funeral director is far from the most ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Glen Pearce In 1957 an Ipswich teenager directed his first play at the High Street Exhibition Gallery in the Town. Hamlet was perhaps an ambitious debut but, given that the young director was destined to become the youngest Artistic Director of The RSC, not surprising. Over the following 59 years, Trevor Nunn has ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As rehearsals begin for Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre, full casting has been announced. Nunn returns to his hometown to complete his catalogue of directing all 37 Shakespeare plays, completing his collection with the one play he has yet to direct. Leading the company as Oberon and Titania will be West ...

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East is East – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Music: Alex Baranowski Director: Sam Yates Reviewer:Lauren Humphreys Ayub Khan Din's strongly autobiographical play East is East (subsequently turned into a 1999 movie) about a mixed race family growing up in 1970s Salford, arrives in Glasgow this week. Over-bearing patriarch George (Genghis) Khan is a man desperately trying to keep alive his cultural traditions, but only ...

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East is East – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Music: Alex Baranowski Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Janet Jepson “Being Pakistani is more than just a religion” declares Maneer in a heartfelt rant against his all-controlling father, ‘George’ Khan. Maneer is satisfied with his religion, but wants more freedom to make his own decisions in life. The rest of the Khan brood, his five brothers and ...

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East is East – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Ayub Khan Din’s autobiographical play East is East is heading for its 20th anniversary next year with this touring production of the Trafalgar Studios’ recent revival. For most of the audience, it may be their first experience with the story in play form, with many having maybe seen the exemplary ...

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