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The Ockerbys on Ice – The Dukes, Lancaster

Writer: Debbie Oates Director: Joe Sumsion Reviewer: May Mellstrom For a show about the preservative powers of freezing temperatures, Debbie Oates's new play The Ockerbys on Ice is a surprisingly warm story that could thaw the coldest of hearts, straddling genres in a way rarely seen on the stage. Half sci-fi, half family drama,The Ockerbys on Ice introduces us to ...

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The Mighty Walzer – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

The Mighty Walzer at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Writer: Howard Jacobson Adaptor: Simon Bent Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Iain Sykes The Mighty Walzer, Howard Jacobson’s 1999 novel about a Jewish boy growing up in a North Manchester world of lust and table tennis, is finally brought to the stage for its world premiere in Simon Bent’s adaptation at the Royal Exchange. Living with his flamboyant big dreaming but ...

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Weald – Finborough Theatre, London

David Crellin (Sam), Dan Parr (Jim). in Weald

Writer: Daniel Foxsmith Director: Bryony Shanahan Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The role of men in a world in which the gender balance has shifted and pressures of life have increased is the underlying theme of Daniel Foxsmith’s new one-act play, taking the perspectives of two generations. The play’s rural setting represents a simpler lifestyle that allows basic priorities to be ...

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NEWS: Manchester’s Royal Exchange face global food crisis with 4 new plays

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre set to stage four new plays as part of HUNGER FOR TRADE – an international performing arts response to the global food crisis. New pieces of work will be seen at The Studio at the Royal Exchange Theatre from Thursday 24 April to Saturday 3 May.Overseen by the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, HUNGER FOR TRADE has been ...

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JB Shorts 11 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Dave Simpson, Mark Illis, Sarah Bagshaw, Lindsay Williams, Justin Moorhouse, Peter Kerry, James Quinn Directors: Lucia Cox, Sushil Chudasama, Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, Miranda Parker, Rupert Hill, Chris Honer. Reviewer: Jo Beggs JB Shorts, now an established fixture in the Manchester theatre calendar, is back, as six more plays from established TV writers get an airing in the cramped basement at ...

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