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Whist – Sadler’s Wells, London

Creators: Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi Reviewer: Lucy Lambert Dance company AOE have created an hour-long virtual reality experience inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud and artist Shuji Terayama, in which audience members move through a gallery space, watching a series of films that explore elements of Freudian psychology. In the ruins of a grand house, three performers (Robert ...

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Firearms and Fingertips– The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer/director: James Shaw Music: D J Rasp Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3] ‘Firearms and Fingertips’ is a modern morality tale although the subject isn’t what you’d expect from the title or advance publicity. Rather than an examination of the pressures that lead people to believe carrying weapons is acceptable writer/director James Shaw’s play is more about how a voyeuristic media trivialises ...

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The Cell, 24:7 Festival – Three Minute Theatre,Manchester

Writer: Michael Crowley Director: Ron Meadows Reviewer: Nathan Shreeve [rating:4]   Set in the cell of prisoner Kelly, The Cell, by Michael Crowley, is the gripping portrayal of a relationship between a habitual criminal and his long-term liaison officer. Crowley is clearly a writer of immense skill, particularly with dialogue, resulting in a play which is a joy to watch, ...

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