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INTERVIEW: Katie Elin-Salt and Sally George on Bolton Octagon’s Little Voice

Whilst Bolton’s Octagon Theatre undergoes a multi-million-pound redevelopment it is continuing to provide first-class entertainment in a variety of Town Centre venues. The Octagon is currently enjoying a short run at the iconic Bolton Albert Halls with a revival of Jim Cartwright’s, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice; the original production at the National Theatre in 1992 making an ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Octagon Theatre at Albert Halls, Bolton

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: May Mellstrom During this period of redevelopment to the main Octagon Theatre building the shows must go on elsewhere; this time it is the turn of the beautiful Albert Halls to play host to a revival of Farnworth born playwright Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.  The popular play was ...

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Black Mountain – Paines Roundabout, Little Hulton

Writer: Brad Birch Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Andrea Allen Rebecca and Paul are off on a country break. But this is far from the idyllic isolated getaway, it’s time for an intervention, they’re here to save their relationship. As the couple try to work through their issues, the mind-games begin, and as reality and paranoia blur through the isolated landscape, ...

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage – Arcola Theatre, London

  Writer: Robin Soans Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Can anyone ever truly be who they really are? In some ways it seems that society is more open and multicultural as ever, but with the rise of trolling on social media as well as pages and pages dedicated to attacking a celebrity’s thighs or their choice of baby ...

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Crouch Touch Pause Engage – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Robin Soans Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Crouch Touch Pause Engage tells the story of Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas, the first openly gay professional rugby player and mirrors his story with events in his home town of Bridgend. We follow his inner struggles with great feeling and tenderness, and those of the people from his home. The thorough research ...

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Symphony – Soho Theatre Downstairs, London

Writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne, Tom Wells Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Alex Ramon Pitched between play and gig, yet not quite offering the satisfactions of either, nabokov’s three- parter Symphony combines music and story-telling in a brisk, fitfully exciting but ultimately not entirely successful one hour package. First seen in 2012, and subsequently a hit at the Edinburgh Festival, the ...

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Under Milk Wood – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Terry Hands Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Eat bread and cheese for a week, walk to work, pawn your watch – do whatever it takes, but buy a ticket for Under Milk Wood. Terry Hands’ production for Clwyd Theatr Cymru of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood brings out every nuance of this play for a voices with a ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] Due to the success of the film ‘Little Voice’, starring some of the best British acting talent, a lot of the British public are familiar with this great play. It had a short lived West end revival a few years ago, starring X Factor reject Diana Vickers, and is going ...

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