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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Colin Connor Reviewer: Brian Gorman Three characters on a single set… Three totally committed actors play out Frank McGuinness’s modern classic in a completely appropriate setting; the basement of Joshua Brooks pub. Bare brick walls, harsh lighting, claustrophobic black flats, this is a play that stands or falls on its actors. The well-known real-life tale of ...

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JB Shorts 11 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Dave Simpson, Mark Illis, Sarah Bagshaw, Lindsay Williams, Justin Moorhouse, Peter Kerry, James Quinn Directors: Lucia Cox, Sushil Chudasama, Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, Miranda Parker, Rupert Hill, Chris Honer. Reviewer: Jo Beggs JB Shorts, now an established fixture in the Manchester theatre calendar, is back, as six more plays from established TV writers get an airing in the cramped basement at ...

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JB Shorts 9 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [Rating:3.5] JB Shorts is something of an institution in Manchester providing audiences with six 15-minute plays by established television writers featuring experienced stage and television actors. This fringe institution provides a great reminder of the challenges in writing a succinct piece of theatre; introducing the style and setting, creating characters of substance and interest, all within a ...

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Re:play: JB Shorts – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Ian Kershaw, Lindsay Williams, Dave Simpson &Diane Whitley, James Quinn Directors: Miranda Parker, Adam Quayle, Caroline Clegg, Martin Gibbons Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4] JB Shorts has become a traditional part of the Manchester theatre calendar since it launched in 2009, bringing TV writers and local actors together to produce short, snappy plays. Strung together they always make for an ...

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JB Shorts 8 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Reviewer: Rebecca Mickler [rating:4] As a second visit to a JB shorts season having watched JB Shorts 6 this time last year, it was especially interesting to see what would be in store this time around. As ever, the variation in subject matter for each of the six 15 minute plays is brilliantly mastered; adding to that a snapshot of ...

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Educated, Liberated and Vibrated… The Woman – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Jemma Houghton and Rebecca Morris Director: Daniel McClelland Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4] Most of the fairer sex will probably agree that it’s not particularly encouraging that the achievements of women are only widely recognised on one day of the year; International Women’s Day. So Jemma Houghton and Rebecca “Mozza” Morris decided to rally against this by making a piece ...

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