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The Color Purple – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: Tinuke Craig Reviewer: Tim Harding Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, The Color Purple tells a story with an epic sweep spanning over forty years in the life of Celie and the community in Georgia where she lives. It may be ...

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Bullish – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “I am the Minotaur, who are you”, so echoes the rallying cry at the end of Milk Presents’ new show Bullish which uses the famous Greek myth to examine the pressures and expectation of gender identity. Showing as part of the Camden People’s Theatre’s Come as You Are Festival, which opens ...

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How My Light Is Spent – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

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Writer: Alan Harris Director: Liz Stevenson Reviewer: Jacqui Onions How My Light Is Spent is a quirky take on what is essentially a story of everyday lives and loves. Jimmy (Rhodri Meilir) and Kitty (Alexandra Riley) first cross paths when he calls the sex line that she works for. From there, we follow the downturns in their lives and their impact ...

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The Twits – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Roald Dahl Adapter: David Wood Director: Max Webster Reviewer: John Roberts Following on from their colourful and entertaining production of Roald Dahl's The Witches,  Leicester's Curve theatre alongside Kingston's Rose Theatre have joined forces to present this hideously grotesque, yet highly enjoyable tour of Dahl's deliciously disgusting duo. Under the direction of Max Webster, Dahl's dark tale is brought vividly ...

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Broken Biscuits – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Three school friends meet in Megan’s (Faye Christall) shed over the summer to try and change their lives. We’re nobodies… I’m all fat and gobby, you’re brainy, weird and brainy and quiet and Ben’s like, you know. So says Megan, who endeavors to change their existence before they start college. The ...

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Burning Doors – Soho Theatre, London

Writer &Director: Nicolai Khalezin Reviewer: Deborah Klayman A stark set, evocative images and an oppressive soundscape await the audience for Burning Doors – and that is merely the pre-set. Before the play-proper even begins, the auditorium is awash with claustrophobia and uncomfortable truth, with half the height of the set given over to projected imagery with sobering surtitles, and the ...

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One Arm – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Adaptor: Moisés Kaufman Director: Josh Seymour Reviewer: Michael Gray One Arm has its origins in a story Williams wrote in 1942 – in the same volume as the tale which later became The Glass Menagerie, and in the screenplay Williams penned years later. This version by Moisés (Laramie Project) Kaufman fuses those two sources into a powerful, ...

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The Point of No Return – New Diorama, London

  Writer / Director: Tommy Lexen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Is it ever worth it? Rebellion and revolution can be wonderful things; they can right wrongs, improve social representation, enhance democracy and change whole nations for the better. But there is always a price to pay in any form of conflict, and more often than not that price is in ...

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