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Macbeth – The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptation:  Helen Jeffery Director: Daniel Taylor Reviewer: Matt Forrest Following on from last year’s successful productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet at the Epstein Theatre, they once again have turned to the bard to welcome in the spring with something far more sinister; Macbeth. “The Scottish play” is as revered as Hamlet and King Lear and ...

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Clear White Light – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Writer: Paul Sirett Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Chris Collett The main problem with Paul Sirett's Clear White Light is that it can’t decide what it wants to be. It's part mental health comedy-drama, part Gothic ghost story, part jukebox musical and part Corbyn-ist polemic on the dire state of the NHS. On their own, each of these elements have their own ...

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Rattle Snake – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Catrina McHugh Director: Charlotte Bennett Set Designer: Anna Reid Reviewer: Ron Simpson Rattle Snake succeeds admirably in its intention of revealing the truth about coercive control in domestic abuse, though at less than an hour it is an undeveloped, if highly involving, piece of theatre. Open Clasp’s production began life at Newcastle’s Live Theatre, but it is based on a ...

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Mobile – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director: Jemma Mc Donnell Reviewer: Marina Spark Theatrical productions have, over the years, used a myriad of performance spaces. From big budget large stages to low-key fringe venues, theatre comes in all shapes and sizes. It isn't often that you encounter a show that incorporates both an intimate, comfortable space with cutting edge storytelling technology, however with Mobile, The Paper ...

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Broken Biscuits  – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Tom Wells Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts In recent years Tom Wells has become a young playwright to watch, creating heartfelt narratives and quirky characters. Broken Biscuits sees this formula brought to life within the setting of a beautifully designed garden shed. It's the summer holidays. The most important summer holidays; the one between school and college and Meg (Faye Christall) isn't about to let Holly (Grace Hogg-Robbinson) and Ben (Andrew Reed) waste ...

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LATITUDE 2016: The Paper Birds – Mobile

The Paper Birds - Mobile

Director: Jemma McDonnell Venue:Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Nicole Evans What defines you? Yes, you. Class? Education? Career? Income? Upbringing? If your answer was yes to any of the above, should it have been? Should we really categorise ourselves based on our decisions - some of which heavily rely on a huge dollop of luck, good or bad, to reach their conclusions ...

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Breakfast Hearts/Choirplay – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Writer: Robin French Director: Melanie Rashbrooke Reviewer: Gemma Hirst The Six Twenty Theatre group present a doubled bill preview of two plays that are the total opposite of each other. One being a show about commercialism, capitalism and trying to find your happiness in IKEA of all places (Choirplay) and the other about a rather violent relationship and being so ...

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How Did I Get To This Point – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Writers: Ali Pritchard, Allison Davies and Pip Chamberlin Director: Ben Dickenson Reviewer: Gemma Hirst We see the homelessness around our cities all the time; a sensitive and sometimes embarrassing subject, the public tend to pass by. Thanks to Alphabetti Spaghetti Theatre, the issue was brought front and central at Live Theatre allowing the audience to be exposed to the truth ...

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