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Wayne McGregor: Autobiography – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Jlin Choreographer: Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with the dancers Reviewer: Jo Beggs McGregor’s autobiographical piece, which premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival, is something of a new take on the re-telling of a life. Having sequenced his own genome and selected twenty-three memorable life moments, McGregor has created an episodic work that, like life, is visceral, lyrical, chaotic, ...

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Home, I’m Darling – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Coming across the bridge from the National Theatre to St. Martin’s Lane has done nothing to sap the energy of Laura Wade’s bright trip to a marriage in hidden stress. Her work is generally a masterclass of building tension - normality that splinters, then cracks then falls to pieces. It’s a ...

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NYMT: The Beautiful Game  – The Other Palace, London

Book and Lyrics: Ben Elton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The second show in The National Youth Musical Theatre’s takeover of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new venue, The Other Palace, is none other than his 2000 musical The Beautiful Game, and these young actors do him proud. Their production is only on for four days, but ...

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The Almighty Sometimes – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Kendall Feaver Director: Katy Rudd Reviewer: Matt Forrest Kendall Feaver’s debut certainly pulls no punches, as a mother and daughter are at odds with one another over how best to treat a mental health illness. At seven years old, Anna (Norah Lopez Holden) writes a last will and testament leaving her toys to all her friends. She then throws ...

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Persuasion – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Jeff James with James Yeatman Director: Jeff James Reviewer: Jo Beggs Now here’s a winning formula. Take a two-hundred-year-old classic of English literature, play it on a minimal set and give it a nineties club vibe, while remaining astonishingly true to the original. Sounds impossible, but Jeff James has managed to pull it off with huge ...

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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance : Atomos – The Lowry, Salford

Concept, Direction &Set: Wayne McGregor Choreography: Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers Music: A Winged Victory for the Sullen Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Multi-award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor is one of the brightest stars in British dance, bridging the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance with his distinctively original choreography and collaborative explorations with science and artists from other ...

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Welsh National Opera: Lohengrin -Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Richard Wagner Director: Antony McDonald Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [Rating:3] Lohengrin forms part of the Welsh National Opera’s Wagner Dream season and the WNO Orchestra certainly create a dreamlike state with Wagner’s beautiful music washing over the audience as it is played to perfection. It is a shame, therefore, that the plot does not live up to this wonderful score. ...

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