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Glasgow Girls – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: David Greig Director: Cora Bissett Composer: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy "You can't change everything, but you can change something." Glasgow Girls opens at the Abbey Theatre this week amid a sea of ongoing controversy surrounding programming at Ireland's National Theatre. Glasgow Girls is not exactly a typical Abbey production, so does it deserve its place on Ireland's national stage? ...

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What Girls Are Made Of – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Cora Bissett Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Stephen Bates Sugar and spice and all things nice? In this case, not exactly; once a rock ’n’ roll singer, Cora Bissett looks to be made more of grit and graft and sheer resilience as she crashes into the rocks, rolls with the punches and always bounces back to get on with her ...

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Glasgow Girls – Liverpool Playhouse

2017 UK Tour of The Glasgow Girls

Director/Composer: Cora Bissett Reviewer: John Roberts “Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle! In a post-Brexit state, the plight of the Glasgow Girls seems just as timely now as it was over a ...

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Jumpy – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

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Writer: April De Angelis Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Lyceum's second production this season, Jumpy, continues The Suppliant Woman's commentary on the lives of women. More specifically April De Angelis' Jumpy unfolds before the audience, a mother's struggles with her daughter, her husband, but most importantly (arguably), herself. What should be the storyline for a mediocre Saturday sitcom on BBC2 ...

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Rites – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Adaptors: Cora Bissett and Yusra Warsama Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Kris Hallett Female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported to affect 130 million women across the world. In National Theatre of Scotland’sRites, playing at the Tobacco Factory as part of Bristol’s Mayfest, adaptor/director Cora Bissett has fashioned a ninety minute verbatim piece which sensitively guides us through a multitude of perspectives ...

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Rites – Contact Theatre, Manchester

  Director: Cora Bissett Co-creator: Yusra Warsama Reviewer: Steven Ireland Set back from Oxford Road, just past the colourfully remodelled Manchester Academy gig venue, the unassuming building of Contact Theatre could easily be missed, but inside dwells a vibrant venue with an output that’s consciously challenging, important and diverse. Rites, Contact’s co-production with National Theatre of Scotland, is the perfect ...

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Janis Jopin: Full Tilt – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Peter Arnott Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Starting life as part of Oran Mor’s lunchtime theatre programme and travelling via this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Janis Joplin: Full Tilt returns to the city after almost universal acclaim from both audience and critics alike. Peter Arnott’s trimmed back biography of Joplin (an hour in length) gets right to the ...

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Janice Joplin: Full Tilt – Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Writer: Peter Arnott Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: John Roberts Jukebox musicals have almost become enshrined in musical theatre tradition now, most shows in the west end and touring feature the back catalogue of several artists and are usually also coupled with anodyne and poorly written plots however with Full Tilt, we are safe from the bohemians of We Will Rock ...

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