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In Lipstick – The Pleasance, London

Writer: Annie Jenkins Director: Alice Hamilton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The chance to start again is most appealing at each New Year, a watershed, a chance to amend our habits, health and happiness, yet those January resolutions fade before the month is out because our old self, our true self is never fully overcome. While we are annually encouraged to reinvent ...

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OthelloMacbeth – HOME, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jude Christian Reviewer: Jo Beggs This co-production between Lyric Hammersmith and HOME could so easily be all concept and little content, given that it is pretty much what you might imagine from the title. Heavily abridged, the two plays are performed back to back with the same cast, drawing some neat parallels while retaining their individual ...

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My Mother Said I Never Should – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Charlotte Keatley Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates   A century of enfranchisement and emancipation has altered the role of women in our society irreversibly. Charlotte Keatley’s family drama, written in the late 1980s, surveys nine decades and four generations of women to examine how the challenges of balancing work, marriage and motherhood have been affected by change. The ...

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Love, Loss and Chianti – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Christopher Reid Director: Jason Morell Reviewer: Steve Turner Christopher Reid’s two works A Scattering and The Song of Lunch are presented here as a double bill, devised for the stage by the leading man Robert Bathurst. The first act deals with the love and the loss of the title, based on a book dealing with the last few months ...

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Piaf – Bolton Octagon

Writer: Pam Gems Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:4] On a rain soaked street in Belleville Edith Gassion (Caroline Faber), a street singer, catches the eye of nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Danny Cunningham). In reference to her slight frame he renames her Little Sparrow – ‘ Piaf’. Pam Gems’s play is a warts and all examination of a flawed ...

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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: William Inge Director: Lisa Forrell Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] What a versatile space the B2 studio at the Belgrade is! Opening in 2007 as part of the theatre’s refurbishment, its bare concrete walls and utilitarian construction really enhance the productions in there. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is no exception. The atmosphere of the Flood home ...

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Life For Beginners – Theatre503, London

Writers: Alice Birch, Ben Ellis, Matt Hartley, Lizzie Nunnery and Rex Obano Director: Tim Roseman and Paul Robinson Review: Steve Barfield [rating:3.5] Tim Roseman and Paul Robinson joint artistic directors of Theatre503 pursue an interesting idea here: a multi-authored play which combines and attempts to interweave five quite separate stories. All five stories have as their central theme a rather ...

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