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Of Mice and Men – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4.5] John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ is one of those stories that an awful lot of people are already familiar with. It seems to be a favourite for high school English lessons, so to breathe new and exciting life into an already established story can be quite the challenge. Luckily, ...

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Lighthearted Intercourse – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Bill Naughton Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [rating:4]   Bolton’s most successful playwright, Bill Naughton, he of ‘Alfie’ and ‘Spring and Port Wine’ fame, has done it again with a little help from the Octagon. Lighthearted Intercourse is a moving, often funny, exploration of existence, the choices we make and the consequences we face. Selfish, slightly self-obsessed Joe ...

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Playhouse Creatures – Theatre on the Fly, Chichester

Writer: April De Angelis Director: Michael Oakley Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5]   The pop-up space created on the grounds of Chichester Festival Theatre to help celebrate its 50th anniversary is a curious thing, Named Theatre on the Fly and constructed solely from recycled material, its rough edges and unreserved bench seating speaks of its temporary nature but the introduction of ...

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