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Chiaroscuro – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Jackie Kay Director: Lynette Linton Reviewer: Miriam Sallon The final play in the Bush Theatre’s ‘Passing the Baton’ initiative, and the first for Lynette Linton as artistic director, Chiaroscurobrings four women of various origin stories together to battle through the ever-daunting question of identity; of self-discovery or, indeed, self-invention. Through a combination of song and spoken word, each character ...

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PREVIEW: WEEK 53 At The Lowry, Salford

Week 53 Festival at The Lowry

By Jim Gillespie It could be Christmas. Four weeks after Easter and the hills around Manchester are white with snow. And there is something - apart from snow - in the air: the Lord of Misrule has taken control of The Lowry. How else to explain this step - nay, somersault - out of its comfort zone as a receiving ...

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Brink – Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester

Director: Matthew Xia Associate Director: Matt Hassall Writer: Jackie Kay (in collaboration with the Royal Exchange Young Company) Music Composition: Abigayle Bartley &Jason Patel Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   As the audience enter the studio space at the Royal Exchange, a number of the Young Company are already on stage performing on what resembles a celestial, three-dimensional chessboard. The space ...

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NEWS: Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival Returns

During October, Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, will be hosting an amazing array of performances, events and activities. Dance, drama, music, visual arts and community events and projects that will shine a light on our creativity as we age.The inaugural Luminate festival in 2012 was an outstanding success and throughout October, community groups, cultural organisations, artists and performers will bring ...

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Manchester Lines – Library Theatre at Number One First Street, Manchester

Writer: Jackie Kay Music: Errollyn Wallen Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3.5] Picture an atmospheric lost property office stuffed with all sorts of possessions. Umbrellas, walking sticks, photographs, postcards, stuffed animals, prosthetic limbs, radios crackling eerily in the background. Everything that can and has been lost, some even donated by Transport for London’s own lost property offices, neatly labelled ...

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