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The Thing That Came From Over There! -Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Devisor: Gonzo Moose Theatre Company Director : Abigail Anderson Reviewer : Joan Phillips The Theatre Royal Plymouth welcomes more revisionist history on stage. After Hilary Mantell’s Wolf Hall showed us the other side of Thomas Cromwell; a more heroic Richard III asserted with Shakespeare’s version seen as Tudor propaganda; Gonzo Moose Theatre Company brings us the alternative version of events ...

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The Gambit – Greater Manchester Fringe Festival: The Swan, Dobcross

Writer: Mark Reid Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Iain Sykes The game of chess is a complex one. A multi-layered battle of cerebral tactics, each move and its implications and ramifications thought out to the nth degree, it’s fascinating to watch the game unfold even if the casual observer at times doesn’t have the first clue as to what’s going on. ...

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What the Dickens – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer : Abigail Andersen, Mark Dawson, Neil Haigh, Emily Murphy Director : Abigail Andersen Reviewer : Joan Phillips   Part Dickens, part Sherlock Holmes, What the Dickensis a farcical detective mystery set in the foggy, grimy streets of Victorian London. The evening starts with some promise. The young Charles Dickens is at the beginning of his career working as a ...

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Great Expectations – King’s Arms Theatre, Salford

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor: Lee Lomas &Amy-Jane Ollies Director: Amy-Jane Ollies Reviewer: Ben Williams Over 150 years since its first publication and countless adaptations later, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is now being staged on an incredibly intimate scale in the King’s Arms Theatre, Salford. Manchester's 1956 Theatre Company move Philip "Pip" Pirrip's origins from the marshes of Kent to Lancashire ...

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The Transit Of Venus – 24:7 Festival – New Century House, Manchester

Writer: Eric Northey Director: Alyx Tole Reviewer: Nathan Shreeve [rating:2.5]   Eric Northey returns to Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival following last year’sTelling Lives, with a play that could easily have the subtitle ‘Telling History’. The Transit of Venus, a play set in Manchester in 1639 is a very cerebral, intelligent piece of writing, which unfortunately results in an overly highbrow ...

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