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The Good House of Happiness, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writers: Eugene O’Brien and Gavin Quinn Directors: Aedin Cosgrove and Gavin Quinn Reviewer: Laura Marriott The Good House of Happiness is presented by Pan Pan Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre as a part of the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival. The play is a modern retelling of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan, a parable set in China between the ...

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Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Will Hammond Reviewer: Charlie Senate   Before the show begins, as the audience filters in, the cast meanders about the stage: vocalising, stretching, centering, shaking loose their bodies. It is a very Brechtian approach that will seep into the main action in the form of a building-block set and a handful of blatant character-to-audience addresses. But, ...

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Where The World Is Going, That’s Where We’re Going – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers:Ans &Louise Van den Eede Company:Hof van Eede Reviewer: Marina Spark One of Belgium's freshest young theatre companies has partnered up with the Theatre Royal Plymouth to present their award-winning productionWhere The World Is Going, That's Where We're Going. The cast of two portrays the eponymous He and She; the inevitable male and female characters within a given love story. ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: B(r)itches – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Creators: Dylan Coburn Gray, Claire Galvin and Leah Minto Reviewer: Caitriona Reilly B(r)itches is a performance which plays with the conventions of theatre and poses what actors are prepared to do for the sake of their art / money. The performance offers the audience a look into the realm behind the stage: inside the rehearsal room and drama school workshops. ...

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Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freakshow – Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: Antonio Rimola and Justin Cliffe Director: Justin Cliffe Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [Rating:4.0] Here we have a monster production that's also monstrous – but in the most positive way. Tin Shed Theatre Company's version of the much celebrated theme reminds us of the cruelty of the age in which the tale was conceived. The show pulsates with energy from the ...

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Chicago – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Lyrics: Fred Ebb Music: John Kander Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating:4.5] From start to finish the UK tour of Chicago enthralls with the classic tale of murder, fame and jazz in Chicago, Illinois. With lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander an audience cannot fail to be entertained. Not a single ...

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