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JB Shorts 12 – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writers: Peter Kerry &James Quinn, Jane McNulty, Trevor Suthers, David Isaac, Martin Jameson, Carôle Solazzo Directors: Malcolm Raeburn, Paul Blinkhorn, Matthew Bloxham, Justine Potter, Trevor MacFarlane, Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby JB Shorts is always a solid offering, drawing as it does from an invited set of television and radio writers. There are six 15 minute plays, all by ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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Away from Home – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writers: Rob Ward &Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Ian Foster Can culture capture society at a tipping point? Looking at theatrical representations of football in London, the Bush, the Royal Court and now the Jermyn Street theatres have all put on plays dealing with the (sometimes) thorny issue of homosexuality in football suggesting that we might be ready for ...

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Re:Play Festival 2014 : Away From Home – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Ward and Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Craig Hepworth Every so often a fringe play comes along that really raises the bar, Manchester has had quite a few over the past few years and Away From Home is no exception. First seen during last year’s 24/7 theatre festival where it was easily the stand out show, the ...

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Away From Home – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Writer: Rob Ward &Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 4.5] Away From Home is a brilliant choice as the 24 7 Theatre Festival opener. It’s an original piece full of energy, wit, passion, the odd salacious moment and flashes of intense love. The play travels from the male only rituals of Saturday afternoon football in the ...

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PREVIEW: 24:7 launch in style at the Comedy Store, Manchester

Nowadays fringe theatre is a regular feature of the Manchester area. Venues such as The Royal Exchange and The Lowry have their own Studios to stage off-centre productions that might be out of place in their main house and there are pub venues as well as promenade shows that can pop up anywhere. But it wasn’t always the case. For ...

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Re:Play : Hidden – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Laura Lindsay &Peter Carruthers Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3.5] Hidden, the poignant comedy two hander, written and performed by Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers, debuted in 2011 at Preston Tringe Festival before being performed at Manchester’s Joshua Brooks. Now returning in its new incarnation with director Martin Jameson on board as part of The Library Theatre’s Re:Play ...

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Loaded: 24:7 Festival – New Century House, Manchester

Writer: Jo Kirtley Pritchard Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Jo Beggs [rating:3]   We’re in traditional fringe theatre territory here. Loaded is the story of the chaotic life of teen tearaway Chantelle, her abusive step-father, alcoholic mother and gangster boyfriend. Loaded is full of sex, violence, and swearing. It’s even set close to home, in West Gorton, as if to give ...

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