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Roseacre – HOME, Manchester

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Writer: Michael White Director: Michael White Reviewer: Jo Beggs   Once there was Re:Play, a festival of last year’s fringe shows from around the region that the Library Theatre thought deserved a second outing. Now there’s a shiny new version: PUSH, which is essentially the same thing but with some workshops and new work thrown in. It’s great news that ...

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Inkheart – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Cornelia Funke Adaptor: Stephen Sharkey &Walter Meierjohann Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Inkheart is a new theatre show – ideal for Christmas but not a 'Christmas' show – based on the best-selling young adult novel of the same name by Cornelia Funke and adapted for the stage by Stephen Sharkey and Walter Meierjohann. The first family show at Manchester's still-new HOME, ...

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The Oresteia – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Aeschylus Adaptor: Ted Hughes Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Dave Cunningham If you’re a theatregoer there are certain types of play that you feel obliged to experience. As the Greeks pretty much introduced theatre to the western world their tragedies are high on the list; but this doesn't make them easy to watch. Aeschylus’ The Oresteia, with themes including the ...

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Golem – HOME, Manchester

Writer and Director: Suzanne Andrade Music: Lillian Henley Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin London-based company 1927 fuse different modes of performance into a cohesive production; live music, animation, film, and physical performance. It is difficult to capture in words how visually exciting Golem is and how it ensnares you from the outset. The weird and dazzling world created in Golem has the ...

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs) – HOME, Manchester

  Writer: Carl Grose Music: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin   Kneehigh burst onto the stage at HOME in their recognisably energetic, playful style and dragged us into their dark musical portraying a world hanging by a thread. Dead Dog in a Suitcase is based on John Gay’s A Beggar’s Opera and Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera and ...

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Neck of the Woods: Manchester International Festival – Home, Manchester

Writer: Veronica Gonzalez Pena Director: Douglas Gordon Reviewer: Iain Sykes Scared of the dark? Scared of the wolves? Want to face your fears? Then, on the face of things, Neck of the Woods, premiering at Manchester International Festival may be for you. With concept and direction from Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon, the audience find themselves plunged into total ...

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Kafka’s Monkey – Home, Manchester

Writer: Adapted by Colin Teevan from Franz Kafka’s story Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Iain Sykes Franz Kafka’s dark short story, A Report to the Academy, in which a captured ape named Red Peter gives a lecture to a learned society on how he taught himself to become human in order to survive in his new world, is compellingly brought to ...

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Re:play 2015 : Colder Than Here – Home, Manchester

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Alyx Tole Reviewer: Jim Gillespie As part of the Re:play festival, What A Little Bird Told Me Theatre have transferred their production from Salford’s Kings Arms to the glitz of HOME’s temporary venue in an office block at First Street. Laura Wade’s play is aptly described as “a tragicomedy about death and how life goes on”. ...

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