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Queen Margaret – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Adapted by: Jeanie O’Hare Director: Elizabeth Freestone Reviewer: Jim Gillespie  The Royal Exchange Theatre acknowldege that this retelling of the royal backdrop to the Wars of the Roses makes use of original text by William Shakespeare, drawn from his history plays. The perspective is that of the wife of Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou, who made up ...

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So Here We Are – HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

Writer: Luke Norris Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Southend and the Thames Estuary are proving to be fertile hunting grounds for HighTide. A couple of years ago Vickie Donoghue’s Mudlarks explored the desire of Essex youth to escape the confines of the estuary and now Luke Norris’ So Here We Are also looks at a trapped generation. For ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Chef

Artist(s): Jade Anouka Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett Chef is a tour-de-force both in its writing and its performance. Sabrina Mahfouz’s Fringe First winning text is a poetic, visceral thrill ride given a performance that matches it blow-by-blow by Jade Anouka that has already won her a Stage acting award and is ...

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Chef – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Food offers up a metaphor for everything in life as viewed by Sabrina Mahfouz in her onewoman play. The chain which sees it move from source to kitchen, its careful preparation and its final consumption are all shown to correspond with twists and turns of fate. The central character, ...

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Sabrina Mahfouz is currently a Sky Academy Arts Scholar for poetry; an Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre; Poet in Residence at Cape Farewell a climate change and arts organisation; a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and a Writer at Liberty for the civil rights charity, Liberty. She brings her new show Chef to the Fringe this year. ...

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Omeros – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse,London

Writer: Derek Walcott Director: Bill Buckhurst Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the atmospheric Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a candlelit Jacobean-inspired theatre, a slice of the Caribbean appears. Omeros is a dramatisation of Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott’s epic-poem, telling the story of two St Lucian fishermen, Achille and Hector, and the housemaid, Helen with whom they fall in love. There are ...

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