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The Amber Trap  –  Theatre503, London

Writer: Tabitha Mortiboy Director:  Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Unfortunately, there is a line in The Amber Trap, Theatre503’s new play, when one character explains her girlfriend’s behaviour by saying, ‘She’s joking, it’s just that she’s not funny.’ This observation just about sums up the whole show. Lovers Hope and Katie work in a corner shop in the Manchester area, ...

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The Funeral Director – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Jim Gillespie  The Funeral Director reaches the final stage of a month-long regional tour and plays to a packed auditorium at HOME’s Theatre 2. Iman Qureshi’s play has been garlanded with praise in its early incarnations, and arrives in Manchester with expectations high. Stated baldly, the premise for the drama could easily describe ...

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The Funeral Director  – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director:  Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The Funeral Director is this year’s winner of the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize, an award that guarantees the winner a full production of their play, and a £6,000 commission for another one. The setting, a Muslim funeral home, is definitely a novel location for London theatre, but Iman Qureshi’s story is, ...

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Fabric – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Abi Zakarian Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Scott Matthewman We place an awful lot of emphasis on clothing at various times in our life. What we wear to a first date; what the cut of a fine suit says about us; the burden of selecting the right wedding dress. And, all too often, the implication that what a woman is ...

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Fury – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Phoebe Eclair-Powell Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Andy Moseley Sam is young. Sam is impulsive. Sam is a single mum with two children who is being blackmailed into having sex with the man in the flat above hers. Sam cleans the man’s flat for cash-in-hand undeclared income. Sam is a collection of box ticking dramatic clichés rolled into one. But ...

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