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Circle Mirror Transformation – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Annie Baker Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer: Lizz Clark It has been said that films about actors and acting are likely to be lauded at the Oscars, from Argo to La La Land. Perhaps Circle Mirror Transformation is the theatrical equivalent: Annie Baker's play, which follows a six-week drama course held at a Vermont community centre, certainly garnered praise from ...

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The Brothers Size – Young Vic, London

Writer: Tarell Alvin McCraney Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer: Scott Matthewman As David Lan comes to the end of his tenure as artistic director of the Young Vic, and with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Moonlight coming up to the anniversary of its Best Picture win at the Academy Awards, what better time to revive the theatre’s production of McCraney’s fable of black ...

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The Barber Shop Chronicles – The National Theatre, London

Barber Shop Chronicles at National Theatre

Writer: Inua Ellams Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Confidant, counsellor, friend and sparring partner, the relationship between a man and his barber is an intimate and long-lasting thing. The traditional barbershop is often at the heart of a community, a rallying point for local men to come, sit, talk and sometimes to even have their hair cut. Inua Ellams ...

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The Virtues of Things – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Composer Matt Rogers Librettist Sally O’Reilly Conductor Richard Baker Director Bijan Sheibani Designer Giles Cadle Reviewer Ron Simpson Aldeburgh Music, the Royal Opera and Opera North have a three-year plan of co-commissioning new operas – an admirable policy! The Virtues of Things is the latest commission to receive a joint production (the performance at the Howard was the last in ...

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