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Love and Information – Crucible Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Caryll Churchill Director: Caroline Steinbeis Designer: Max Jones Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The regional premiere of Love and Information, at the Crucible Studio, has a cast of six actors to perform over 100 characters. It was first performed at the Royal Court in 2012 with a cast of 16 actors. British playwright Caryll Churchill’s play is experimental and challenging. Sheffield ...

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Of Kith and Kin – Crucible Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Chris Thompson Director: Robert Hastie Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Of Kith and Kin is a dark comedy, that as the director Robert Hastie says, "captures a specific moment in the evolution of gay rights". Daniel (James Lance) and Oliver (Joshua Silver) are married and eagerly expecting their first child with their best friend, Priya (Chetna Pandya), acting as a surrogate. ...

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The Effect – Crucible Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Lucy Prebble Director: Daniel Evans Designer: Amanda Stoodley Reviewer: Sheila Stratford A clinical drug trial takes place at Rauschen Pharmaceuticals on an anti-depressant called RLU 37. The audience observes The Effect this medication has on two volunteers who fall in love. The play asks a lot of interesting questions regarding the mechanics of love. Can their emotions be trusted ...

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Queen Coal – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Bryony Lavery Director: Robert Shaw Cameron Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Thirty years on from the Miners’ strike in Yorkshire, the life changing effect on the families and their communities still lives on. Queen Coal explores two women’s response to events and how they reacted to the death and funeral of Margaret Thatcher. The playwright, Bryony Lavery and the director Robert ...

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Wingman – Crucible Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Richard Marsh Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Wingman is a touchingly, funny and heart-warming comedy of a broken down father-son relationship. Written and acted by Richard Marsh, an Edinburgh Fringe First winner. The thirty-something son is at his mother's deathbed when his father arrives on the scene; however Richard (the son played by Richard Marsh) does not want ...

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Pandora’s Box – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Ade Solanke Director: Shade Oladiti Reviewer: Sheila Stratford A Nigerian heritage mother's dilemma; how does she make the best decision to protect her streetwise and indulged son Timi and guide him away from the dangerous and influential youth gang culture of London? Should she betray him and leave him to the rigours of a very disciplined boarding school in ...

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Love Your Soldiers – The Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: Robin Hooper Director: Richard Wilson Designer: James Cotterill Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [rating:4] The action takes place in war torn Afghanistan and the domestic front in Britain. The play focuses on the relationship between two young soldiers and their girlfriend. It explores how they continue their relationships thousands of miles apart. How they cope with the devastating effects of war ...

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