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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair Director: Finn Den Hertog Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Square Go is a play that proves that theatre doesn’t have to be high-brow or earnest to make a point. You can do it just as well by having grown adults playing squabbling children and looking like wrestlers from 70s TV shows. Gavin John Wright and Daniel ...

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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Post Show facilitator: Dr Holly Davis Reviewer: Dominic Corr There are few things more powerful than a word, spoken or otherwise. The championed word shouted on the streets and in the press can have the widest impact both for resistance and oppression. The most dangerous word is the one they didn’t want you to ...

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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Gary McNair and Kieran Hurley’s Square Go offers an entertaining glimpse inside the lives of two schoolboys as one prepares for their first square go, that’s playground fight for those not up to date on their lingo. McNair and Hurley are a tantalising pairing and one which works a treat in offering a thoughtful exploration of masculinity ...

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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Dominic Corr Words have magnificent power. Some of us try to make careers from them, quite often though many of us use them to wound. Dusting off the classic; “the pen is mightier than the sword”, these words are the force behind the pen. With titular inspiration by Donald Trump and now following ...

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Letters to Morrissey – HOME, Manchester

man in t-shirt and shirt holding a gladioli

Writer: Gary McNai Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Jay Nuttall “If you don’t know who Morrissey is – get out!” It’s fair enough if you’ve come to see a play with the lead singer of The Smiths in the title. But it need not matter whether you are a fan of the man himself. This story is about much more than ...

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Donald Robertson Is Not a Stand Up Comedian – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Matt Forrest For one night only the Lowry’s Studio theatre is transformed into, The Salford Chuckles Club: all the elements are there, the brick wall backdrop, mic-stand, stool. This is the setting for writer/performer Gary McNair’s theatrical show, Donald Robertson Is Not a Stand Up Comedian. McNair arrives on stage clad in designer ...

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Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-Up Comedian – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: John Roberts Gary McNair returns to the Traverse following his acclaimed production of Born to Run in 2012 with a wonderfully enticing story of friendship and stand-up comedy. 15year old Donald Robertson isn’t funny, in fact he is the target of the school bullies, but instead of fighting them head on, he tries ...

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