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Status – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Chris Thorpe Director: Rachel Chavkin Reviewer: James McColl If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. This Theresa May quote looms over Chris Thorpe’s latest show, Status. It’s the first thing we see projected against the impressive video backdrop, designed by Andrzej Goulding, and Thorpe later admits that as much as he wishes ...

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Brexit – Kings Head Theatre, London

Writer: Robert Khan, Tom Salinsky Director: Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Smartly written and perceptive at times, the jokes and political giggles come fast with Brexit but unlike its real-world counterpart, it’s not likely to make a lasting impact. Some three years after the UK voted to leave the EU the Tory party has just elected a new Prime Minister ...

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(Can this be) Home – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Director: Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Reviewer: Dominic Corr Writing this on the eve of the original Brexit leave date – the realisation that the past three years have resulted in drastic changes amid no change whatsoever dawns even more. That after this turmoil, nothing has been accomplished. All that has happened is the separation of a nation ...

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Kieran Hodgson: 75 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs You might think a Brexit related show would have run its course by now. It might even have been a gamble to take it to Edinburgh in 2018, but Kieran Hodgson’s 75 was one of the critical highlights at the fringe, and it’s continued to be a huge hit with audiences in a long London run. Now ...

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Henning When: Get On With It! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Taking the mic out of both German and English stereotypes and complaining about Britain’s constant need to refer to the war, Henning Wehn is back touring with a show that takes an ‘unbiased view on Brexit’. After a short warm-up where Henning tells a few war anecdotes, takes the mic out of Londoners with their bad grammar ...

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Where We Began – Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

Writer: Rosie MacPherson Director: Hannah Butterfield Reviewer: Rich Jevons Stand and Be Counted (SBC), UK’s first ‘Theatre Company of Sanctuary’, follow their 2016 production Tanja with a further examination of the flaws in the immigration system and the treatment of asylum seekers taken to its own inevitably nightmarish end. Shireen Farkhoy as The Transition Guide (Persian British Actor) is a ...

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Manpower – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Devised and Performed by Alister Lownie and Katerina Radeva Reviewer: Dominic Corr You see it quite often; social media tags on how men are no longer real men. The crass knuckle dragging nature of toxic masculinity would have us believe that men have been castrated, pushed into offices and coffee bars. Created and performed by Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva, ...

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Brexit – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writers: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Director: Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Stephen Bates With the Westminster Parliament in recess, things have gone a little quiet regarding everybody’s favourite subject – Brexit – so, for those showing withdrawal symptoms, here we have an antidote until things hot up again. When the United Kingdom as a whole overrode the wishes of Scotland and ...

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