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The Trial – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Franz Kafka Adaptor: Evelyn Roberts and Matt Holt Director: Craig Sanders Reviewer: Donna Kelly Considering Franz Kafka wrote The Trial more than half a century ago, its uncanny prediction, both in subject matter and form, is eerily disturbing. In today’s world of mass surveillance and Islamic State brutality, this timeless tale of ordinary terror is as relevant today as ...

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The Chamber of Beheaded Queens – Chapter One Books, Manchester

Writer: KT Parker Director: Kate O’Leary Reviewer: Jo Beggs In one of many windowless rooms in an alternative afterlife, four beheaded queens are thrown together. Their one thing in common? Their gruesome and untimely demise. Anne Boleyn (Christine Corser) sits and sews..and..sews..and sews, while Mary Stewart (Ashleigh Barton) fritters away their ‘tokens’ trying to relive memories of the past. They’ve ...

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MANC MINI: Truly Outrageous Productions – Hamlet

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Anne Davies of Truly Outrageous Productions, tells us about their showHamlet, which they will be performing at Joshua Brooks.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Denmark’s a prison – can Hamlet ‘Shawshank’ his way out? ...

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MANC MINI: Big Egg Theatre – Damned

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Jodie of Big Egg Theatre, tells us about their showDamned, which they will be performing at Kings Arms: The Vaults.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Damned is an insidious, rapid-fire piece of theatre that ...

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MANC MINI: BAPS Theatre – Di and Viv and Rose

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Sophie Ellicott, Sophie Toland and Louise Wilson of BAPS Theatre, tell us about their showDi and Viv and Rose, which they will be performing at Joshua Brooks from 20– 23July.   How would you describe your show in one ...

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MANC MINI: Lynne Parker on Funny Women

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Funny Women founder Lynne Parker, tells us about the awards.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? The Funny Women are now in their 14th year and are recognised as the benchmark for new female comedy. ...

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MANC MINI: Gingerleedoesit – National Killing Day

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Lee Clotworthy of Gingerleedoesit, tells us about their show National Killing Day, which they will be performing at The King’s Arms Theatre.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? ‘On a day when slaying is declared ...

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MANC MINI: Beheaded Queens – The Chamber of Beheaded Queens

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. KT Parker of Beheaded Queens Theatre Company, tells us about their showThe Chamber Of Beheaded Queens, which they will be performing at Chapter One Books.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? A fantasy history lesson ...

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