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Different Buttons – The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Joanna Carrick Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Three years ago Red Rose Chain staged Different Buttons in the common room of St Clements hospital in Ipswich, one of the last former Victorian asylums. The hospital was closing and the play marked the end of its 143-year history. Time may have moved on, but mental health provision is still ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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Different Buttons – St Clement’s Hospital, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Joanna Carrick Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] Despite a more open approach in recent years, mental health issues are still often something of a taboo subject. What goes on behind the doors of medical facilities a dark mystery. Head back 140 years and the subject was even more off-limits, authorities building large, commanding facilities on the outskirts of ...

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