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Clybourne Park – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Dominic Corr The world never really changes, does it? The balance of offence, acceptance and hate simply shifts - given time, it will no doubt shift back. In a turbulent time, opinions which lay dormant are now unearthing themselves. Shifting from a culture in which the first black man was sitting in the ...

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What’s in a Name? – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la Patellière’s Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams Designer: Francis O’Connor Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom was a hit of such magnitude it spawned not only a big screen French version in 2012 but a German film incarnation in 2018. Jeremy Sam’s translation, What’s in ...

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Brydon, Mack and Mitchell – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Reviewer: Craig Unadkat This powerhouse trio have enjoyed a long run at the top of their game, with the hit panel-show Would I Lie To You? running for 12 seasons amounting to a whopping 112 episodes. Each household names in their own right, one would expect big things from these kings of comedy. Sadly, to this degree, they did not ...

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One – Battersea Arts Centre, London

 Creators and performers: Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Surrealist performers Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas have, in their previous shows Eurohouse and Palmyra, presented a fractious, occasionally violent onstage relationship. As their new show One opens, Nasi is standing atop a tall stepladder and, despite Bert and selected audience members asking him to come down, refuses to ...

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Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape – Brighton Dome, Brighton.

Reviewer: Craig Unadkat  Romesh Ranganathan has fast become one of Britain's most ubiquitous comics. From his time on various panel shows to his sitcom on Sky One (among a litany of other TV achievements), Ranganathan is without a doubt one of the busiest entertainers around. His overwhelmingly sold-out tour of Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape visited Brighton Dome and this ...

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As You Like It – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Director Kimberley Sykes uses the current production of As You Like It to examine whether, as is opined in the play, the world really is a stage.  The show opens in what might be considered the traditional manner- a bleak monochrome court from which the increasingly paranoid Duke has banished many ...

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Starlet – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Alison Spittle Director: Simon Mulholland Reviewer: David Keane In a midlands middle-of-nowhere location Michael and Shannon have a date. If anything, it’s something to do. The cinema, a few drinks, and the customary shift. Both disheartened by the world around them, they can still dream of better things. At least they’re not dogging at the GAA pitch and Michael ...

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Wishful Thinking – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Shaunna Lee Lynch Director: Ciarán MacArtain Reviewer: David Keane Leaving a far from illustrious journalism career in London, one that involved more pouring coffee than Pulitzers, Siobhán (Karen Killenn) finds herself back home in East Cork and living with her mother Angela (Claire O'Donovan). She quickly realises that the place she left behind is no longer the same and ...

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