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Brooklyn: The Musical – Greenwich Theatre, London

Book, Music, Lyrics: Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson  Director: Adam Haigh Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Some things last longer than magic,” forget the need for fairy tale endings and fantastical helping hands because love will always see you through… at least that is the concept at the heart of the excessively sentimental Brooklyn: The Musical which makes its European debut at ...

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Flux – Greenwich Theatre, London

Devised and Directed by: The Company Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Encouraging girls to study science is still an up-hill battle with a male-dominated sector that seems to resist the many schemes designed to encourage diversity. Slow progress is being made but has the lot of female scientists really change since 1984 when theatre company Smoking Apples set their new show Flux? ...

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Gazing at a Distant Star – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Siân Rowland Director: James Haddrell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman When someone you care about goes missing, how do you move on? How do you grieve, find closure, or make sense of things when you are constantly in limbo? In Siân Rowland’s Gazing at a Distant Star, Karen, Arun and Anna each exist in their own space, tangentially connected, all trying ...

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Gazing at a Distant Star – Greenwich Theatre Studio, London

Writer: Sian Rowland Director: James Haddrell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott You think you know the people around you but everyone has secrets that you may never discover… that is until they go missing. Sian Rowland’s new play Gazing at a Distant Star opening at Greenwich Theatre’s brand new Studio considers the process of suddenly losing someone close, the fear, worry and ...

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Under My Thumb – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: Cassiah Joski-Jethi Director: James Haddrell Reviewer: Daniel Perks An unknown open prison, more than likely designed by men, is the sparse setting for Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s latest thought-provoking piece. The focus is on six women, who have the audacity to act as individuals and expectation to be treated as such. The production opens into the unknown – these women have ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: The Flanagan Collective – Fable

Writer: Alexander Wright Director: Joe Hufton Composer: Jim Harbourne Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich   ‘We are made of starstuff’ – so said astronomer, scientist and author Carl Sagan. For J, a Birmingham teacher, the stars are not only part of what makes her, but also where she longs to be. A would-be astronaut, barred because of ...

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The Great Gatsby – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: F. Scott Fitzgerald Adaptor: Stephen Sharkey Director:Eliot Giuralarocca Reviewer:Dan Humphrey   The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest novels ever written, with beautifully complex characters speaking beautifully flawless prose. Thankfully Stephen Sharkey’s adaptation for Blackeyed Theatre at least keeps the flawless prose. In the novel, Nick’s narration frames his position as an outsider; he may live in West ...

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Tommy – Greenwich Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics by: Pete Townsend Book by: Des McAnuff Director: Michael Strassen Reviewer: Scott Stait Based around The Who’s 1969 concept album, Tommy tells the story of a boy suffering from sensory deprivation in a world that doesn’t understand him. Following a tortured and misguided youth, by some twist of fate he miraculously regains his sight, speech and ...

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