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MaliphantWorks – The Print Room, London

Director / Choreographer: Russell Maliphant Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s a curious thing to revisit a role many years later; often it’s partly nostalgia for a happier time, partly a sense of unfinished business, and partly perhaps a test of a performer’s ability to still deliver years on. Kenneth Branagh may have given five Hamlets (four on stage and one on ...

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Linda – Royal Court Theatre, London

Linda at London's Royal Court Theatre

Writer: Penelope Skinner Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer:Andy Moseley A revolving stage rises up into the air with sets on several different levels and the ability for actors to effortlessly or dramatically move between them without ever stepping off. The glass shelves in the centre display an array of near identical health and beauty products adding to the feeling that Es ...

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American Psycho – Almeida, London

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [Rating:4] Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial slasher satire, American Psycho, is a disturbing portrait of the financial greed and yuppy consumerism of the 1980‘s, a grotesque inversion of the American dream, which divided critics when it was first published ...

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Chimerica – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Lucy Kirkwood Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:5] Lucy Kirkwood’s epic yet always engaging play, ‘Chimerica’ had the whole audience gripped from its beginning right through to its end, 3 hours and 5 minutes later. This production is not for the faint hearted as the first half is 1 hour 45 minutes long but the writing, acting and ...

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The Rodin Project – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer: Russell Maliphant Music: Alexander Zekke Reviewer: Laura Maley [Rating:4] An Auguste Rodin-inspired dance show from award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant and Sadler’s Wells offers glimpses of sculptural beauty, and some astonishing skill at The Lowry, but perhaps too much reliance on statue stillness. The first act of The Rodin Project has obvious allusions to classical art: four columns of white ...

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Blaze – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Director &Choreographer: Anthony van Laast Choreographers: Tommy Franzen, Kenny Wormald, Lyle Beniga, Mike Song Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Fuelled by the success of shows like the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance? and America’s Best Dance Crew, the large team behind Blaze have set out to take street dance to the next theatrical level. Dutch production team pANdADDY and ...

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