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The Search For The Black-Browed Albatross – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Samantha Miles Director: Simon Panayi Reviewer: Jo Beggs Charlie’s only twenty when her Dad dies. She hasn’t seen him for the past couple of years. Life has just been too busy. In her Dad’s old things she finds the ‘life list’ of birds that he set out to spot, all done apart from one – the rarest – at ...

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The Room At The Top Of The House – HOME, Manchester

Director: Michael Woodhall and Alice Dale Reviewer: Jo Beggs Lincoln-based theatre company Stand By bring their 2017 Edinburgh Fringe show to Manchester as part of HOME’s Incoming Festival, a programme of work by emerging theatre companies from across the UK. The Room At The Top Of The House is a short piece of physical theatre that explores how a family ...

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This Is Where We Are (Not Where We Always Have To Be) – Home, Manchester

Writer: Rebekah Harrison Director: Esther Dix Reviewer: Sam Lowe This Is Where We Are (Not Where We Always Have To Be)was written in the timeframe, before the Manchester Arena Attack and the immediate aftermath. It is a hypothetical play, more like a presentation of facts by two actors: Nadia Emam and Darren Jeffries. The story takes place in Piccadilly Gardens. ...

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Jesus Hopped The A Train – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Stephen Adly Guirgis Director: Jake Murray Reviewer: Jo Beggs Angel Cruz has landed himself in prison for shooting a cult leader who has “stolen” his best friend. Angel didn’t set out to kill the Reverend Kim, in fact, he shot him “in the ass” to avoid that very outcome, but now his victim has died during routine surgery and ...

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The Tiger Lillies: Corrido de la Sangre – HOME, Manchester

Director: Mark Holthusen Reviewer: Jay Nutall The Tiger Lillies have always been notoriously difficult to categorise. Their style crosses so many genres that, paradoxically, it has become a genre itself. Since their conception in 1989 this trio have been described as the forefathers of Brechtian punk cabaret with a style that merges macabre magic of pre-war Berlin with the savage ...

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Circle Mirror Transformation – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Annie Baker Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer: Lizz Clark It has been said that films about actors and acting are likely to be lauded at the Oscars, from Argo to La La Land. Perhaps Circle Mirror Transformation is the theatrical equivalent: Annie Baker's play, which follows a six-week drama course held at a Vermont community centre, certainly garnered praise from ...

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On the Outskirts of a Large Event – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Joe W Director: Malaika Cunningham Reviewer: Andrea Allen Lucien wakes on a small island with a gaping head wound and no recollection of who he is. Accompanied by an anonymous ‘fan’, he slowly pieces his life together, and it becomes increasingly clear that his head trauma may well be not all that it seems. Captivating visuals and a sparse ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Writers: Bryony Kimmings, Brian Lobel and Kirsty Housley Director: Kirsty Hously Music: Tom Parkinson           Reviewer: Anna Ambelez When producer of the multi-award winning company Complicite’s, Judith Dimant (MBE) asked Bryony Kimmings to write a new show, she had just been diagnosed with cancer; Kimmings suggested cancer as the subject and neither could have known the journey it would take them ...

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