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War in America – New Parliament House, Edinburgh

man standing in courrtroom war in america edinburgh

Writer: Jo Clifford Director: Susan Worsfold Reviewer: Emily Hall Director Susan Worsfield has brought War in America  to life for the first time, over twenty years after it was written. Though the play was deemed “too offensive” for production in 1996, it is a striking anecdote to 2017, touching on issues of government corruption, political naiveté and chaotic leader transitions ...

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Luck Just Kissed You Hello – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Amy Conroy Director: Caitriona McLaughlin Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey Three people sit in the unforgiving overhead lights of a room in a hospital, with the blue linoleum and nearby sounds of medical apparatus creating a familiar scene of waiting. They are Sullivan (Mark Fitgerald), Gary (Will O’Connell), and Mark (Amy Conroy), lingering as Mark and Gary’s father Big Ted Donovan ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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Dancing Bear – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

The cast in a preview performance of Dancing Bear at the WYP

Writer: Beccy Owen Music: Jamie Fletcher, Ric Neale and Beccy Owen Director: Jamie Fletcher Choreographer:Eleni Edipidi Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This preview of Dancing Bear is a crucial piece in the continuous development of the show as the company is planning to tour this production nationally and internationally next year. This preview coincides with the LGBT History Month and is part ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Breda’s Way – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Breda Larkin Director: Breda Larkin Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Breda escorts us on a whimsical eclectic tour of Ireland, in the company of a number of strong Irish females...and Mary (of biblical renown). In a low key, slightly halting delivery, with the exception being when she takes up her guitar, Breda tells stories of exceptional women from some heretofore unexceptional ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: Searching For Shakespeare – Gender Play

Okay, so blogging is harder that I hard first realised, especially, in the headlights of the unstoppable juggernaut that is the Edinburgh Fringe. For my third scribbling on Shakespeare’s presence here, I’ve been drawn to the women who are using him as inspiration and fuel to create their own projects. As ever with Edinburgh there are a plethora of brave ...

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Gender, A Performance Project – Stage Left Studio, New York

Writer: Cheryl King &Ashley Lauren Rogers Director: Cheryl King Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Gender. Sex. Sexuality. Orientation. Personal affairs that are nobody else’s business, or social constructs that it benefits all of us to discuss? Both, of course, and not even paradoxically. In Gender, A Performance Project, an ensemble cast presents us with several short scenes, all of which explore the ...

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