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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The stories of four women dance around each other, clinching at times, bringing out an aggression and force that breathes life into feminist and historical themes. As the 9th Marquess of Queensbury was considering the rules he would later give his name to boxing was less a gentleman’s art, more ...

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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Stephen Bates It could come as a surprise to many that, 143 years before Nicola Adams picked up her first Olympic Gold Medal, women’s boxing was already underway. Writer Joy Wilkinson delves into this little-known activity for her new play and uses it as the foundation for a startling, visceral account of ...

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The Full Monty – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

2016 UK Tour of The Full Monty

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Dan English   Baring all, except for a modest hat, to earn some quick cash, six northerners enter the world of male stripping in this riotous new tour of The Full Monty. Times have fallen hard in Thatcher’s Britain, nowhere more so than in the steelworks of the north, where Gaz (Gary Lucy) ...

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The Full Monty – Liverpool Empire

2016 UK Tour of The Full Monty

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin The Full Monty is a show that offers a whole new meaning to the playwright’s motto of “show don’t tell”. And it delivers using some nifty lightwork sidestepping any real embarrassment. Although the chirpy and clap along mood of the audience suggest they would not have been offended at anything much. ...

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The Full Monty – Opera House, Manchester

2016 UK Tour of The Full Monty

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Iain Sykes Well, whatever the well known song says, you really do have to take your hat off to the six brave actors baring all in front of a few thousand (mainly female) screaming theatregoers. For this is no ordinary play. This is The Full Monty. The stage version of the hit 1997 ...

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The Full Monty – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

The Full Monty cast

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Dominic Corr Brace yourselves; it's all laid bare tonight. Simon Beaufoy returns The Full Monty to its roots after a musical stint in 2000, back to the closed steel mills of Sheffield. The curse of laughter is that it's often concealing something. This time touching upon prevalent issues of class, unemployment, masculinity and ...

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