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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Writers: Bryony Kimmings, Brian Lobel and Kirsty Housley Director: Kirsty Hously Music: Tom Parkinson           Reviewer: Anna Ambelez When producer of the multi-award winning company Complicite’s, Judith Dimant (MBE) asked Bryony Kimmings to write a new show, she had just been diagnosed with cancer; Kimmings suggested cancer as the subject and neither could have known the journey it would take them ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel with Kirsty Housley Music: Tom Parkinson Director: Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Daryl Holden Throughout the course of human history, there have been many wars. Although the reasons behind each usually tend to differ, in every case, each side has known who the enemy was and how to combat them. However, what do you do when ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – National Theatre, London

Book: Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel Music: Tom Parkinson Lyrics: Bryony Kimmings Director: Bryony Kimmings Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Fingers crossed, make a wish, for myself, or those I miss”. One in two of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetime and everyone will know a family member, friend or colleague who has experienced it. Yet as a ...

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Brian Lobel: Purge – Contact, Manchester

Writer &Performer: Brian Lobel Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.5] Purge is the final element of a Facebook experiment that Lobel began in 2011, a performance lecture in which he shares the fallout, and his own musings, on what transpired when he gave a bunch of strangers the chance to decide who deserves his online attention. “Fifty hours of performance, 800 emails ...

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Sampled Festival: Day 2 – The Junction, Cambridge

Festival Director: Kate Madden Reviewer : Jack Trott   The Sampled Festival of Performance is a mini fringe festival, taking place over a weekend, that is exactly as it says – a sample of works in progress as well as tried and tested performances. With seemingly every performance space, office, side room, foyer and even car park utilised to put ...

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Sampled Festival: Day 1 – The Junction, Cambridge

Reviewer: Flip Miller   This is one of the first festivals of the season and there is not a wellie or any mud in sight. The premise of the festival is to showcase samples - hence Sampled Festival, of artistic works from up and coming artists. The organisation of the festival is timed with unusual precision. The transition from performance ...

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