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Counting Sheep  – Vault Festival, London

Writers: Mark and Marichka Marczyk Directors: Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin Reviewer:  Richard Maguire If there is to be a revolution in Britain, then there’s no doubt that it will be captured on mobile phones, and so the early instructions given by the cast of Counting Sheep, about the 2014 uprising in Kiev, are for us to keep our phones ...

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INTERVIEW: Immersive Theatre at The Vault Festival 2019

Immersive theatre is always popular at the VAULT Festival, and The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire caught up with Joe Ball, co-director of the play Fight Night, which puts the audience right at the centre of the action. Fight Night created by Exit Productions is certainly boxing clever. Taking audience members behind the scenes of a boxing match, and then putting ...

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Depths of My Mind – The Lowry, Salford.

Writer: Scarabeus Aerial Theatre Directors: Daniela Essart and Peter Glanville Reviewer: Sam Lowe The Quays Theatre has thrillingly been transformed like never before tonight for Depths of My Mind. It is part of Manchester Science Festival 2018 and has been created in conversation with young people between the ages of 12 and 25. This immersive performance gives the audience an ...

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Hush Hush: Macondo – The Lowry, Salford.

Writer/Director: Silvia Mercuriali Reviewer: Sam Lowe "We have said too much already". Hush Hush is a Pay What You Decide event. Nothing about the show is revealed to the audience until they arrive at the theatre - afterwards, they can decide how much the show was worth. Tonight's grand reveal is Macondo, a New Theatre Royal Portsmouth Co-commision supported by Barbican ...

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MADHOUSE re:exit – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Access All Areas and Max Barton Director: Nick Llewellyn Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones MADHOUSE re:exit is an immersive exploration of the cruel but fascinating history of institutions, from the familiar gloom of the Victorian ‘madhouse’ right through to the contemporary emergence of domestic institutionalisation. Residing in the bowls of Shoreditch Town Hall, a world away from the vibrant East London ...

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Operation Black Antler – Home, Manchester

Writer/Directors: Matt Adams, Richard Hahlo, Jem Wall, Ju Row Farr, Nick Tandavanitji Reviewer: Matt Forrest The chances are if you utter the words “Forget about it” in a faux Italian accent, someone within ear shot will reply “Forget about it” back, such is the appeal and fondness for the 1997 film Donnie Brasco, which saw Johnny Depp go deep undercover ...

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Nowhere – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer & Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Rachel Watson Nowhere is definitely something original. This immersive, innovative show takes its audience on a tour around Glasgow’s vibrant Tron Theatre, making use of all the space and giving a better insight of the theatre than ever before. Conceived and orchestrated by Andy Arnold, this 50-minute play introduces you to a variety of ...

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The Donkey Show – Proud Camden, London

Writers: Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus Director: Diego Pitarch Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Can we put A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in its box for a while now, please? With productions at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark Playhouse and on BBC1, the appetite for Shakespeare’s mystical comedy must be close to drying up now. Thankfully, the summer’s final adaptation is sufficiently ...

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