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Handbagged – Oldham Coliseum, Oldham.

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Jo Newman Reviewer: Sam Lowe It is an eye-catching title, Handbagged. Meaning, a woman who verbally attacks a person or idea ruthlessly and forcefully. Margaret Thatcher was labelled “The Iron Lady”, and appeared to always speak her mind and even be pugnacious. Tonight’s comedy play is about women in power. This is an Oldham Coliseum Theatre, ...

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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Stephen Bates It could come as a surprise to many that, 143 years before Nicola Adams picked up her first Olympic Gold Medal, women’s boxing was already underway. Writer Joy Wilkinson delves into this little-known activity for her new play and uses it as the foundation for a startling, visceral account of ...

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The Railway Children – King’s Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Kenny from E.Nesbit Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   The iconic children’s tale The Railway Children is brought to life at the purpose built King’s Cross Theatre. The novel, written at the turn of the 20th Century by Edith Nesbit, sweetly follows the three siblings Bobbie (Serena Manteghi), Peter (Jack Hardwick) and Phyllis (Louise Calf) as their ...

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Pride and Prejudice – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Simon Reade Director: Deborah Bruce Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The choice to adapt Jane Austen’s endlessly popular novel Pride and Prejudice for the stage, as Simon Reade as done for this version at Regents Park’s Open Air Theatre, may well be one universally acknowledged as a good business decision. And while it may naturally lose some ...

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