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The Play That Goes Wrong – The Opera House, Manchester

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Nick Bell Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   Mischief Theatre Company’s success has been something of a phenomenon over the last few years. The Play That Goes Wrong was the original creation that has become something of a franchise. Its huge success has spawned Peter Pan Goes Wrong as well as A Comedy About ...

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David Walliams’ Awful Auntie – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor/Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Sam Lowe David Walliams has become an established writer of children's literature; he has written 14 books. Global sales of his books exceed over 20 million copies. Prior to this performance, Walliams' book Gangsta Granny was adapted for the stage by Birmingham Stage Company. Now it's time for Awful Auntie to be theatricalised. ...

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Jesus Hopped The A Train – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Stephen Adly Guirgis Director: Jake Murray Reviewer: Jo Beggs Angel Cruz has landed himself in prison for shooting a cult leader who has “stolen” his best friend. Angel didn’t set out to kill the Reverend Kim, in fact, he shot him “in the ass” to avoid that very outcome, but now his victim has died during routine surgery and ...

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DollyWould – HOME, Manchester

Creators: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Sam Lowe Sh!t Theatre is an intriguing name for a company, considering Mothersole and Biscuit have devised a baaarilliant performance. Yes, this is a contemporary performance where Dolly Parton and Dolly the Sheep share the same stage. It unpacks what cloning is in a literal and metaphorical sense, and utilises it to reflect ...

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My First Ballet: Swan Lake – The Opera House, Manchester,

Choreography: Antonio Castilla after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Richard Hall Since 2012, the English National Ballet School and English National Ballet have toured versions of some of the most famous ballets in the repertoire that have been specially adapted for young audiences. The My First Ballet series places the emphasis firmly on fun and accessibility ...

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The Tiger Lillies: Corrido de la Sangre – HOME, Manchester

Director: Mark Holthusen Reviewer: Jay Nutall The Tiger Lillies have always been notoriously difficult to categorise. Their style crosses so many genres that, paradoxically, it has become a genre itself. Since their conception in 1989 this trio have been described as the forefathers of Brechtian punk cabaret with a style that merges macabre magic of pre-war Berlin with the savage ...

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