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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

cast nowhere andy arnold tron theatre glasgow

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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Gatecrash – Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

The company of Zest Theatre's Gatecrash

Devisers: Zest Theatre Director: Toby Ealden Reviewer: Tom Finch The premise behind Zest Theatre's new show Gatecrash is an interesting one. The audience is invited to Sam's 17th birthday party. Wearing headphones they are free to explore Sam's living room and eavesdrop on the drunken conversations and unfolding stories. The party has been put together by Sam's older sister, Jazz, ...

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FEATURE: Common Wealth share theatre making process

Forming part of the Bradford Literature Festival, Ruth Jepsonattends Working with Verbatim-a theatre writing masterclass. The event is run by Evie Manning and Aisha Zia, respectively Artistic Director and Writer for Common Wealth - an immersive installation theatre company who use interviews as the starting point for their creations. Before the event starts,I take the chance to chat with some ...

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The Kindness of Strangers – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writers: Jack Lowe and Russell Woodhead Director: Jack Lowe Reviewer: Carrie Carter Taking place in the back of a moving ambulance, The Kindness of Strangers, the latest offering from Curious Directive, is an intense and moving play, on the surface about the changing face of the NHS and ambulance service, but on a deeper level about human reaction, connection, and ...

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Secret Cinema – The Grand Budapest Hotel, London

Reviewer: Ian Foster At a smidge over £50 a head, the latest incarnation of Secret Cinema certainly isn’t cheap. But they are doing things differently this time around – the location is secret as always but the film has been identified in advance as Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and the immersive experience into which they plunge the audience ...

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