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The Gaul – Hull Truck Theatre

The loss of the Gaul was the greatest single-trawler tragedy in UK history

Writer: Janet Plater Director: Mark Babych Designer: Patrick Connellan Reviewer: Ron Simpson The loss of the Gaul and all 36 of her crew in 1974 is regarded as the greatest single-trawler tragedy in UK history. It has left a permanent mark on the former Hull fishing community: only two years ago a memorial service commemorated 40 years since the sinking. ...

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Mystery Plays – York Minster

Lucifer - The Last Judgement

Writer: Mike Poulton Directors: Phillip Breen and Becky Hope-Palmer Musical Director: Richard Shephard Reviewer: Rich Jevons After a gap of some 16 years,the Mystery Plays are back in York Minster, reviving a tradition that dates back to the 14th Century. Designed both to educate and inspire, the plays tell the Biblical story from Creation to the Last Judgement. It is ...

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Ada. Ada. Ada – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Zoe Philpott Reviewer: Jo Beggs   In the first half of the 19th Century, women in science didn’t get much of a look in. Even today they make up a small percentage of the scientific community. So it’s hardly surprising that Ada Lovelace’s story, as one of the key individuals in the early development of computing, is one that ...

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Handbagged – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Moira Buffini Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Ann Bawtree After a successful run at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is now partway through a countrywide tour. There are only six names mentioned in the cast list and two of them play the same character at different ages. The remaining two, Asif Khan and Richard Teverson, ...

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Bob Dylan & The History of Rock ’n’ Roll – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Michael Gray Reviewer: Ray Taylor Michael Gray is a renowned world authority on Bob Dylan, having studied him over a lifetime and produced two monumental books on Dylan’s life and work. He attempts to distill all his knowledge and appreciation of Dylan in this one-man performance that is partly lecture, but also includes rare footage and soundtrack recordings. Gray ...

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The Sun and the Moon: Shakespeare’s Lovers – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Melissa Barrett Music: David Johnson Director: Sun &Moon Theatre Reviewer: Lucy Corley Armed with only a rail of costumes, a guitar and a single chair, two-person company Sun &Moon Theatre have set themselves the challenge of performing iconic scenes from nine Shakespeare plays in an hour-long tour through the various shades and forms in which the ...

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Murder with Dr Lucy Worsley – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Lucy Worsley Reviewer: Abbie Rippon More used to reviewing theatre, dance, stand-up gigs and concerts, it is refreshing to sit in a theatre to review a talk, or discussion, one might say. One might argue that sitting in the Quays theatre at the Lowry, listening to a lecture on Murder, is not the ideal way to spend a Sunday ...

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