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The Right Ballerina – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Billy Cowan Designer: Colin Eccleston Choreography: Julia Griffin Music: Jamie Summers Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4]   Billy Cowan’s new play explores the tricky subject of whether it is possible to adhere to ethical standards in a society where these are subjective and may be determined by groups other than ourselves. Penny (Helen MacFarlane) has dedicated her life to a ...

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Loaded: 24:7 Festival – New Century House, Manchester

Writer: Jo Kirtley Pritchard Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Jo Beggs [rating:3]   We’re in traditional fringe theatre territory here. Loaded is the story of the chaotic life of teen tearaway Chantelle, her abusive step-father, alcoholic mother and gangster boyfriend. Loaded is full of sex, violence, and swearing. It’s even set close to home, in West Gorton, as if to give ...

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