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Double Bill: Contractions and North of Providence – 53Two, Manchester

Writer: Mike Bartlett and Edward Allan Baker Director: Sam Redway and Daniel Bradford Reviewer: Jo Beggs As part of the Greater Manchester Fringe, Play With Fire Productions present two short plays in the cosy 53Two Pod, tucked away – like all good fringe spaces should be – under a railway arch. It’s a great space that feels like a place ...

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Herding Cats – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Lucinda Coxon Director: Lawrence Evans Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Behind the laughs of the intimate audience at Play With Fire Productions’ latest performance comes a real sense of melancholy and unease. Herding Cats, by Lucinda Coxon, tells the stories of a trio of characters, all crippled by the loneliness of life, but each armed with their own facades and coping ...

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Sans Merci – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Sans Merci - Hope Mills Theatre

Writer: Johnna Adams Director: Daniel Bradford Reviewer: Jo Beggs Three years after a harrowing and violent incident in Columbia, activist and idealist Kelly (Hannah Ellis Ryan) is visited by Elizabeth (Judy Holt), a woman seeking answers about the death of her daughter. The two women have never met, but for both of them the past three years have been filled ...

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Sexual Perversity in Chicago – Salford Arts Theatre, Salford

Writer: David Mamet Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following their successful Manchester Rep Season, it’s clear that 1956 Theatre don’t shy away from a challenge. Last year the company tackled four plays in just four weeks, from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger to an ambitious and original Juke Box Baby. This year, they return to Salford Arts Theatre with a fresh take of ...

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