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A Clockwork Orange – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Adapted from Anthony Burgess Director: Alexandra Spencer–Jones Lighting Designer: James Baggaley Combat: Lewis Penfold Reviewer: Jim Gillespie [Rating: 3.5] A homecoming of sorts. Anthony Burgess was raised in Manchester and set his brutal satire on late 20th Century society in the city. The Lowry Theatre sits five minutes tram distance from central Manchester, and how far his dystopian vision ...

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A Clockwork Orange – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Adapted from Anthony Burgess Director: Alexandra Spencer–Jones Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4] Anthony Burgess was not happy about the way his seminal novel transferred to the screen. The amoral adolescent gang-lads seemed much more vivid, more threatening, more iconic. Whatever would he have made of this amazingly physical re-working of that 1952 tale (based on his own stage version), with ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: A Clockwork Orange – Pleasance Courtyard

Writer: Anthony Burgess   Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5/5] Returning to Edinburgh after its 2011 season, Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ all-male production of A Clockwork Orange is a definite must see. Always a popular production, perhaps due to the notoriety of both the original novel and the controversial film, the stage version of the piece has had many incarnations. In ...

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