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Hamlet – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Anne Davies Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Truly Outrageous Productions first staged their adaptation of Hamlet at Manchester Central Library in April. Three months on, the show now plays as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe in the underground performance space provided at Joshua Brooks on Princess Street. Trimmed to barely 90 minutes, this half-weight Hamlet has been ...

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MANC MINI: Truly Outrageous Productions – Hamlet

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Anne Davies of Truly Outrageous Productions, tells us about their showHamlet, which they will be performing at Joshua Brooks.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Denmark’s a prison – can Hamlet ‘Shawshank’ his way out? ...

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MANC MINI: The Funny Brothers: The Pre-reality tour

James and Edward are The Funny Brothers

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. James and Edward of The Funny Brothers, tells us about their showThe Funny Brothers: The Pre-reality tour, which they will be performing at Joshua Brookes How would you describe your show in one sentence? James-The most important comedy show ...

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JB Shorts: 15 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

A scene from JB Shorts 15

Writers: Diane Whitley, Lisa Holdsworth, Peter Kerry, Paul Coats, Trevor Suthers, Paul Mason &James Quinn Directors: Alice Bartlett, Rebecca Taylor, Chris Honer, Jack Lord, Sue Jenkins, James Quinn Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent JB Shorts are back with six new 15minute pieces from TV writers and local directors 15minutes proves to be the perfect amount of time to tell a short story ...

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JB Shorts 14 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Andrew Lynch, Perrie Balthazar, Lindsay Williams, Anita Pandolfo, Peter Kerry, Dave Simpson Directors: David Fleeshman, Lucia Cox, Miranda Parker, Paul Blinkhorn, Caroline Clegg, Alyx Tole Reviewer: Jo Beggs Once again, JB Shorts brings together TV writers with local directors and actors to create six 15- minute plays in the atmospheric cellar of the Joshua Brooks pub. The tight space ...

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MANC MINI – Back Seat Betty

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A dark encounter with Betty – funny, visceral, and spiraling out of control… Is this your first visit to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? Actress Jo Dakin has performed many times for the Manchester Comedy Festival as a ...

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JB Shorts 12 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Peter Kerry &James Quinn, Jane McNulty, Trevor Suthers, David Isaac, Martin Jameson, Carôle Solazzo Directors: Malcolm Raeburn, Paul Blinkhorn, Matthew Bloxham, Justine Potter, Trevor MacFarlane, Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby JB Shorts is always a solid offering, drawing as it does from an invited set of television and radio writers. There are six 15 minute plays, all by ...

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Happy Birthday Without You –Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writer: Sonia Jalaly Director: Ruby Thompson Reviewer: Jo Beggs Violet Fox is a performance artist. Welcome to her autobiographical show about every childhood birthday her mother ruined through a combination of alcohol and melancholy. Violet Fox has a fertile imagination. As mum passes out in a chair, little Violet imagines a world where her musical diva heroes turn up and ...

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