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Touching the Void – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: David Greig, from the book by Joe Simpson Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: James Garrington What do you do when you’re faced with a decision between life and death? Would you condemn your friend to almost certain death, or hold on to the limit of your endurance even though that would probably result in you both dying? Touching the Void ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Dominic Corr We desire the old, don’t we? So often our post-modern cravings for instant narratives, gratifications all echo our universal need for ballads. It’s why we find such charm or kitsch in firelight pubs, festivals and stories. We simply cannot, regardless of cold academics or modern technology, refute our heritage. Particularly in ...

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Creditors – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adapter: David Grieg Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Dominic Corr Revenge is, as they say, best served cold. Patiently savoured over a lengthy amount of time. Along with its key partner in crime; manipulation, the pair comprise the central themes of August Strindberg’s Creditors. Written in 1888, now adapted again to the Royal Lyceum’s stage, the path to ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Suppliant Women –

Writer: David Grieg, after Aeschylus Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Any modern update of any Classical text needs something to bridge the gap in time, and make it interesting and vibrant to audiences. The Suppliant Women does this, and more, making it an enchanting opening to the Dublin Theatre Festival. This is the first of a trilogy, the latter ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Charlie Fink: Cover My Tracks

Writers: Charlie Fink and David Grieg  Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Kris Hallett Well, it's certainly novel. A one-hour show basically created as a hype machine for former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink’s new studio album, is certainly a different commercial sell than a couple of million dollar music video. It's an avenue rarely explored so far in theatre ...

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NEWS: Aberdeen Performing Arts launch series of practical play workshops to find new talent.

Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) are launching series of twelve practical play writing workshops to find and encourage new playwrights in the north-east of Scotland. Heading up the sessions will be Aberdeen’s own playwright, actress and tutor Lesley Hart and there will be guest sessions from some of Scotland’s leading writers including: David Grieg, Zinnie Harris, Rona Munro (tbc) and Frances ...

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NEWS: Charlie extends & breaks records again!

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 30 May 2015. The new booking period will go on sale on 7 February 2014. Producers also revealed that Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory broke the West End theatre record for the highest reported weekly gross sales ...

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The Events – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3] The Events takes a fast paced, lyrical approach to the contentious topic of mass murder and its impact on the lives of those left behind. The resulting production is not as depressing as this may sound, but rather a broad reaching analysis of the range of emotions ...

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