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Chekhov’s First Play – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writers: Anton Chekhov, Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Directors: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Chris Collett Aspiring playwrights should take comfort in the fact that even some the greatest dramatists struggled when they were starting out. Anton Chekhov may be regarded as a colossus of the theatre – second only to Shakespeare – but his first effort was pretty ...

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Chekhov’s First Play – The Playhouse, Liverpool

Adaptor/Director: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Imogen Rowe Chekhov developed a particular style in his playwriting that can be seen to evolve throughout the course of his career. Coming in at the very start, Dead Centre distil and expound the essence of Chekhov’s style, themes and characters, taking what is thought to be Chekhov’s first, unfinished, play and using ...

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Chekhov’s First Play (Mayfest) – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director:Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd Reviewer: Claire Hayes   One thing you could take from Dead Centre’s shocking and visceral Lippy at last year’s Mayfest is to expect the unexpected from this Dublin-based theatre company. So, to open this year’s festival, its UK premiere of Chekhov’s First Play promises to be anything but a traditional interpretation of ...

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Lippy – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Bush Moukarzel and Dead Centre (Cameo-playwright Mark O’Halloran) Director: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Lippy is presented as part of Manchester’s inaugural SICK! Festival, a ground-breaking new festival exploring the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or don't). Lippy is a performance around (but doesn’t presume to be ...

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Lippy – Young Vic, London

Writer: Bush Moukarzel and Dead Centre Directors: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   ‘To be or not to be’ is probably the most famous quotation in the English language, and in Hamlet’s noble contemplation of death we hear a man struggling with the futility of life but fearing what may be beyond it. But for all Shakespeare’s ...

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Lippy – The Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Bush Moukarzel Cameo Playwright: Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien A person speaks to you, but their words become distorted like in a horror movie. Their lips and face stop moving, yet still their voice continues, echoing from place to place around the auditorium. Random noises conglomerate to become a cacophonous soundscape, as rich and beautiful as ...

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Lippy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bush Moukarzel with Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: John Roberts Bush Moukarzel has been challenging perceptions on theatre and it’s delivery for many years and it wasn’t until the arrival of Lippy at the Dublin Fringe last year that he truly found a piece that would not only push what audiences are watching but also ask some pivotal ...

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