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Bread & Roses – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Ian Kershaw Director: Amanda Huxtable Reviewer: May Mellstrom Asked to write a 'state of the nation play' for Oldham Coliseum, playwright Ian Kershaw has chosen to look to the past in order to comment on the present.  Not the recent past, nor the local, instead, telling the story of the so-called 'Bread & Roses Strike' of 1912 in Lawrence, ...

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The Princess And The Pea – Crucible Lyceum Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Mike Kenny Artistic Director: Wendy Harris Music: Oliver Birch Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   “The simple things you see are all complicated”, sang The Who, and Leeds-based company tutti frutti would probably endorse this. Their Christmas offering at the Crucible Studio takes Hans Christian Anderson’s well-loved fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea, and tweaks it into a commentary ...

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