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Britannia Waves the Rules – Summerhall@Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Deborah Klayman The men in Carl Jackson’s world offer little in the way of rôle models: the drug-dealing Appletons, his uninspiring uncle Charles, and his father who has retreated into a childlike world since the death of his Carl’s mother. The bright lights of Blackpool are of little solace, masking the poverty and ...

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Latitude Festival: Britannia Waves The Rules

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Craig Barber While Latitude takes place on the east coast, it’s the west coast resort of Blackpool that provides the setting for Gareth Farr’s Britannia Waves the Rules. Like many young men who become disillusioned with their home town, Carl is seduced by the timeless Army recruitment promise of join up and see ...

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Britannia Waves the Rules – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: May Mellstrom In the programme notes for his debut play, Britannia Waves the Rules, playwright Gareth Farr recalls an early meeting in which he was told to ‘put this play in a drawer and forget about it’. Thankfully others disagreed; with Farr awarded the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011 and The Royal ...

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NEWS: Surrane Jones opens Royal Exchange’s Spring/Summer 2014 Season

Award winning TV and stage actress Surrane Jones is set to star in Virginia Woolf’s gender swapping production Orlando at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from 20th February – she was last seen at the Exchange in Noel Coward’s Blythe Spirit in 2009. Following on from Orlando is a new production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing which will be helmed ...

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