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Under Three Moons – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Daniel Kanaber Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Alice Hiley It all starts with a sleeping bag drying by a campfire. It’s just been pissed on, and Paul (Darren Kuppan) is pretty sure Mike’s (Kyle Rowe) the one who did it. Spanning half a lifetime, Box of Tricks theatre’s Under Three Moons leads us through three significant stages in the lives ...

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Under Three Moons – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Daniel Kanaber Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Box of Tricks are undertaking inspiring and wonderful work. Sharing playwrights and their new writing with audiences around the country. They move forward with the times; asking what’s been talked about right now and how can that creatively manifest itself on the stage? Manchester is just the start when it comes ...

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A Skull In Connemara – Oldham Coliseum

Writer:  Martin McDonagh Director:  Chris Lawson Martin McDonagh was already an established playwright and writer of several Indie screen classics when his award-winning film, Three Billboards OutsideEbbing, Missouri, brought him overnight fame and World-wide attention in 2017. As a young writer in his mid-twenties, McDonagh emerged as an enfant terrible of the British theatre scene with his highly acclaimed Leenane ...

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SparkPlug – HOME, Manchester 

Writer: David Judge Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Reviewer: Dave Cunningham You have to pay attention during the opening monologue in David Judge’s autobiographical single-person play SparkPlug. Mishear and it may take some time to appreciate that, although Judge is describing his childhood, he is doing so by performing in the role of his adoptive father ; confusingly also named David Judge. ...

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Chip Shop Chips – Market Hall, Scarborough

Writer: Becky Prestwich Director: Adam Quayle Designer: Katie Scott Reviewer: Ron Simpson When Richard Wagner came up with the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, the total all-embracing work of art, he probably didn’t anticipate mixing in fish suppers, a trivia quiz and a silly-hat competition with a touching little comedy/drama of first love, lost love and the impermanence of youth. Adam ...

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Narvik – Theatre Royal, York

Writer Lizzie Nunnery Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Composers: Vidar Norheim and Martin Heslop Reviewer: Ron Simpson It is significant that playwright Lizzie Nunnery is described as “a singer-songwriter”, Narvik is billed as “a new play with songs” and Box of Tricks, the company that commissioned it and is touring it, call themselves “the new play makers”. The play and production are very much ...

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Plastic Figurines – New Diorama, London

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a lengthy tour beginningin 2015, Manchester-basedtheatre company Box of Tricks is bringing back its production of Ella Carmen Greenhill’s 75-minute play Plastic Figurinesfor a four-week London run. The production’s success seems to confirm a recent trend which has seen the “difficult” subject of autism become box office and the ...

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The Ballad of Rudy – Chelsea Theatre, London

Writer: Matt Borgatti Director: Andrew Barry Music: Will Dollard, Mary Erskine and David Lydon with additional material from Dan Bottomley, Claude Deppa and Wendy Paver Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4] A reindeer not interested in pulling a sleigh, a jazz penguin too cool for the South Pole and a polar bear feeling blue because of global warming, this is a Christmas ...

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