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The Amber Trap  –  Theatre503, London

Writer: Tabitha Mortiboy Director:  Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Unfortunately, there is a line in The Amber Trap, Theatre503’s new play, when one character explains her girlfriend’s behaviour by saying, ‘She’s joking, it’s just that she’s not funny.’ This observation just about sums up the whole show. Lovers Hope and Katie work in a corner shop in the Manchester area, ...

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The Tide Jetty – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Writer: Tony Ramsay Director: Scott Hurran Reviewer: Michael Gray Like all of Eastern Angles’ most successful productions, this story is firmly rooted in the region. It tells the timeless, tragic tale of two brothers, Tucky and Nathan, who spend an idyllic childhood on the banks of Breydon Water, where the Norfolk Broads meet the North Sea. Their constant companion is ...

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The Sleeper – The Space, London

  Writer and Director: Henry C Krempels Reviewer: Richard Maguire Around halfway into this play, set on a train travelling from Venice to Paris, the actors suddenly call for the house lights to be switched on and then ask the audience ‘Will this play solve the refugee crisis?’ Although the audience are never required to answer this question, the reply, ...

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Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Will Hammond Reviewer: Charlie Senate   Before the show begins, as the audience filters in, the cast meanders about the stage: vocalising, stretching, centering, shaking loose their bodies. It is a very Brechtian approach that will seep into the main action in the form of a building-block set and a handful of blatant character-to-audience addresses. But, ...

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