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Lippy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bush Moukarzel with Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: John Roberts Bush Moukarzel has been challenging perceptions on theatre and it’s delivery for many years and it wasn’t until the arrival of Lippy at the Dublin Fringe last year that he truly found a piece that would not only push what audiences are watching but also ask some pivotal ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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Spring Awakening – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Frank Wedekind Adaptor: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Clare Boswell Anya Reiss’s updated version of Frank Wedekind’s 1906 play Spring Awakening is currently undergoing a national tour. Wedekind’s original text was hugely controversial when it was first premiered at the turn of the 20th Century; it’s overtly sexual content and dialogue causing mass riots. Anya Reiss has recently ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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Souvenir – The Cube at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Bush Moukarzel (after Marcel Proust) Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Monica Insinga Award-winning Dead Centre Theatre Company is back with their inaugural production, Souvenir—a critical hit at the 2012 Dublin Fringe Festival—written and performed by company founder Bush Moukarzel. Openly drawing from Marcel Proust’s masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (originally published in French a hundred years ago), this is ...

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The Collision of Things – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Move to Stand in association with Little Mighty Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:3.5] ‘The Collision of Things’ is an award-winning show about three friends who lose one life to gain another. Theatre Company ‘Move to Stand’ have certainly produced a delightful show. Combining striking physical theatre with compelling storytelling. ‘The Collision of Things’ tells the tale of ...

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The Collision Of Things – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Devised by company Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4.5] Exuding ebullient emotional energy, The Collision Of Things is a youthful production that abounds with maturity. Jan (Martin Bonger) and Luciana (Merce Ribot) meet, are instantly attracted, and co-habit. Yorkshire Tom ( Richard Kiess) comes to London to his estranged father’s funeral; wishing to connect with his father, he ...

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