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London Film Festival: Been So Long

Writer: Che Walker Director: Tinge Krishnan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are plenty of big films and big stars at the London Film Festival but often it’s the low-budget homegrown movies that are the most satisfying. Once in a while one of them really sticks, capturing the essence of London life the way we all really live it; in 2014 it ...

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Growth – The Roundabout, Eccles

Writer: Luke Norris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Holly Sharp Tobes has spent the last couple of years working at a gardening centre, heading down the pub to watch the football with his mates, and him and his girlfriend Beth have been getting on just fine. Today, though, Beth’s leaving him, parting with the advice that it’s probably about time he ...

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Growth – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

andy rush in growth

Writer: Luke Norris Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Hilarious, heartwarming and relevant, Growthis a comedy about growing up and manning-up from rising star Luke Norris [So Here We Are, Royal Exchange; Goodbye To All That, Royal Court]. When Tobes finally plucks up the courage to see a doctor about the lump he’s ignored for two years, the audience learns there’s more he ...

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So Here We Are – HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

Writer: Luke Norris Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Southend and the Thames Estuary are proving to be fertile hunting grounds for HighTide. A couple of years ago Vickie Donoghue’s Mudlarks explored the desire of Essex youth to escape the confines of the estuary and now Luke Norris’ So Here We Are also looks at a trapped generation. For ...

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INTERVIEW: HighTide’s Steven Atkinson

It’s a busy time for Steven Atkinson, he has just returned from directingChickenfor Eastern Angles and Liverpool’s Unity Theatre in Edinburgh, is auditioning for aForget Me Notat The Bush Theatre later this year and as HighTide’s Artistic Director is rehearsing a world premiere for next month’s ninth outing for the Suffolk based new writing festival. In a break from rehearsals ...

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INTERVIEW: Luke Norris on So Here We Are at HighTide

Luke Norris’So Here We Are was a winner of a 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and is about to receive its World Premiere in a co-production between HighTide and Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Ahead of the premiere, Luke spoke to Glen Pearce about the play, his writing and his work as an actor. Your play, So Here We Are, is ...

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NEWS: Three World Premières for Ninth HighTide Festival

For its ninth year, Suffolk’s HighTide Festivalhad already announced a change of venue, moving from Halesworth to Aldeburgh, but today Artistic Director Steven Atkinson has announced the line-up for the annual festival. Running from 10th – 20th September, the festival will include three world premieres, transfers, readings and visiting companies as well as talks from the likes of Christopher Eccleston, ...

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A View from the Bridge – Young Vic, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Nichola Daunton After so many years of revival and re-interpretation, making an Arthur Miller play seem fresh and revelatory is quite a feat, but that’s exactly what Ivo van Hove’s new production has achieved. Tense and nerve-jangling, he has shaped Miller’s play into an epic Italian tragedy with a sense of foreboding ...

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