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Marching on Embers – Seven Arts, Leeds

Writer: Chris O’Connor Director: Ruth Carney Designer: Kevin Jenkins Reviewer: Ron Simpson Buglight Theatre’s thoughtful new production examines how recent political events might re-shape attitudes to the Irish Republican cause. At a time when moderate Republicans savour a period of comparative peace and project a gradual move to a united Ireland, Brexit potentially puts up the barriers again and shows ...

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The Blue Boy of Glenmore – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Woman at front with man behind - blue tinted

Writer: Joe Brennan Director: Tony Devlin Reviewer: Colm G Doran Set in the winter of 1978, in the Cooley Mountains, Brassneck Theatre Company present The Blue Boy of Glenmore. It tells the story of a brother and sister living in a claustrophobic farmyard cottage, sniping at one another. Jemmy John (The Blue Boy) played by James Doran, is obsessed with ...

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Contact Compacts – Contact, Manchester

Writers: Steph Dickinson, Tracy Harris, Jane McNulty, Ian Winterton, Andrew Anderson, Lee Thompson. Directors: Kimberley Hart-Simpson, Nick Birchill, Paul Blinkhorn, Max Shuell, Martha Simon, Megan Marie Griffith. Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.0] In the traditional theatrical down time of August, while the theatre world is either in Edinburgh or on a beach somewhere, Contact’s front of house staff, who are behind ...

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