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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair Director: Finn Den Hertog Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Square Go is a play that proves that theatre doesn’t have to be high-brow or earnest to make a point. You can do it just as well by having grown adults playing squabbling children and looking like wrestlers from 70s TV shows. Gavin John Wright and Daniel ...

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Mouthpiece – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The lights come up and we meet the writer. Not playwright Kieran Hurley, but his creation, middle-aged one-time wordsmith Libby (Neve McIntosh). “The opening image,” she declares in her opening line. “This is the beginning of the story, and it’s vital.”… So, begins Mouthpieceand it starts as it means to go on ...

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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Gary McNair and Kieran Hurley’s Square Go offers an entertaining glimpse inside the lives of two schoolboys as one prepares for their first square go, that’s playground fight for those not up to date on their lingo. McNair and Hurley are a tantalising pairing and one which works a treat in offering a thoughtful exploration of masculinity ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: Heads Up – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Kieran Hurley Directors: Alex Swift and Julia Taudevin Sound/music: Michael John McCarthy Reviewer: Paul Couch What pillar would you lean on if the world as you knew it came to an abrupt end? Reflection? Hedonism? Denial? Faith? In Kieran Hurley’s blistering one-man show, Heads Up, he offers perspectives from four very different, ordinary individuals who face the Apocalypse ...

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Heads Up – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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  Writer: Kieran Hurley Music: Michael John McCarthy Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs A visceral verbal and musical assault that paints a picture of the end of the world and suggests that we are nearer to it than we realise, or at least we may be. Heads Up is an angry but intelligent one man show that dissects the way we live today ...

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PREVIEW: Theatre Uncut’s first ever UK Tour

They say the best ideas often start over a cup of tea, and that was certainly true of Theatre Uncut. Devised over a kitchen table in 2010, the movement was formed as a response to the public spending cuts then being announced by the UK government. Each year since then the group’s ambitions have grown and 2014 sees their biggest ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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Beats – The Old Market, Brighton

Director: Kieran Hurley Writer: Kieran Hurley Reviewer: Jo Sutherland [rating: 4]   It’s a big night for Johnno McCreadie. The rave beckons. As does a concoction of intoxicants. When the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act sought to illegalise raves in the 1990s, many a young aspiring raver found a loophole. The Act outlawed any “public gatherings around amplified music ...

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