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Brighton Rock – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Bryony Lavery, from the book by Graham Greene Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There’s a power vacuum in Brighton’s underworld. Gangleader Kite is dead and the remains of his gang are in thrall to Pinkie. Just 17, Pinkie is a natural leader for the gang, ruthless and cunning, but can he win over Kite’s protection clients or will they ...

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By Far the Greatest Team – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Ian Kershaw, Lindsay Williams, Andrew Sheridan, Sarah McDonald Hughes Director: Martin Gibbons Reviewer: Matt Forrest The hallowed turf of Old Trafford is a mere five-minute walk from The Lowry, which is handy as it provides one of the locations for director Martin Gibbons' latest play, By Far the Greatest Team, (in the interest of parity the Etihad Stadium is ...

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NEWS: Manchester’s Royal Exchange face global food crisis with 4 new plays

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre set to stage four new plays as part of HUNGER FOR TRADE – an international performing arts response to the global food crisis. New pieces of work will be seen at The Studio at the Royal Exchange Theatre from Thursday 24 April to Saturday 3 May.Overseen by the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, HUNGER FOR TRADE has been ...

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Mugabeland! – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director; Justin MacGregor Music: Sidiki Dembélé Choreography: Louis Pierre Yonsian Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:3.5] Come As You Arts Northwest are back at the Lowry with another of their pieces of 'documentary theatre', this one looking at the events around Robert Mugabe's rule of Zimbabwe. Set in a bar on a Cambodian beach, Mugabeland is the true story of two males ...

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Gulliver’s Travels, Curve, Leicester

Writer: Peter Rumney Director: Adel-Al-Salloum Reviewer: David Cundill [Rating:4] Leicester’s Spark Children’s Arts Festival is off to a cracking start with this retelling of Jonathan Swift’s classic tale of Gulliver’s Travels, which schools and families aged 9+ are sure to enjoy. This play was fun, accessible and engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed our journeys with Gulliver to all the magical ...

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