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Up ‘n’ Under – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: John Godber Director: Jeni Draper Reviewer: James Garrington John Godber wrote Up ‘N’ Under as an attempt to recreate the famous Rocky movies, set in Yorkshire and with a backdrop of Rugby League in place of boxing. It’s a classic underdog story. The Wheatsheaf Arms seven-a-side team is a bit of a joke – they don’t have seven players, ...

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Up ‘N’ Under –  The Lowry, Salford

Writer: John Godber Director: Jeni Draper Everybody loves an underdog: it’s a been staple plot device for TV, film and, theatre for well more than 40 years. It’s a plot device so ingrained in our conscience that despite the feel-good factor you get from viewing this classic narrative trope: you want to see something different: Step forward the Fingersmiths Theatre ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: Ramps On The Moon: Is It Possible?

Major social movements often begin in the most unlikely of places but, in Ipswich, there’s a hint of revolution in the air. A former art gallery on Ipswich High Street on a thundery Friday morning may seem an unlikely venue to seed change, but then again the New Wolsey Theatre has never been afraid to challenge the status quo. The ...

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PULSE PREVIEWS: War Crimes For The Home

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A journey inside the mind of an 80yr old woman remembering her past, coming to terms with her actions as a young woman that have affected her whole life. Is this your first visit to the Pulse Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? ...

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Frozen – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: Bryony Lavery Director: Jeni Draper Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Bryony Lavery’s play, Frozen, originally premiered at Birmingham REP in 1998 and won the Theatrical Management Association’s Best New Play award. It follows three characters whose emotions are frozen in different ways and sees them progress and come to terms with their pasts. At the outset, we see each character deliver ...

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