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#BeMoreMartyn – The Lowry, Salford

Creator: Adam Zane and And Mike Lee Director: Adam Zane Reviewer: Marie Smith #BeMoreMartyn trended on Twitter in the hours after the announcement of Martyn Hett’s death at the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 – and in this play, Hope Theatre Company shows exactly what that phrase means. They asked eight of Martyn’s closest friends to talk all about ...

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The Kite Runner – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Novel: Khaled Hosseini Stage adaptation: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Swati Arora A grand narrative about moving continents and inter-generational conflict comes alive in this visually stunning production of The Kite Runner. Amir, the narrator of his own tale, struggles to carry the burden of masculinity, as he tries in vain to make his Baba feel proud of him. ...

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Nel – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

Written and directed by Scratchworks Theatre Company Music: Hanora Kamen Reviewer: Lucy Corley For someone who makes a noise for a living, Nel has a lot of trouble getting anyone to listen to her. Nel (Sian Keen) is a foley artist: she creates and records the sound effects for films using a microphone and everyday objects. A hot water bottle ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: How to Build Your First Robot – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writers: Ian Toner &Keith-James Walker Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Sophie Ryan It’s a story we have all heard before. Boy gets dream job. Boy loses dream job. Boy builds robot in a bid to get his dream job back. Wait, what? Ian Toner and Keith-James Walker’s story How To Build Your First Robot devised by Monkey Backstage provides a unique ...

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Driving Miss Daisy – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Alfred Uhry Director: David Esbjornson Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5] Follow 25 years of American civil rights progress and 25 years of a deep, mutual, friendship developing in Driving Miss Daisy at Theatre Royal, Plymouth. This charming and thoughtful play starts in 1948. This is the year in which the American government first acknowledged calls to ban discrimination in the ...

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