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INTERVIEW: Julie McNamara and Paulette Randall

The centenary of the First World War has led to a resurgence of interest in stories from the era. Many, now long forgotten, voices of the War have begun to resurface. Many of those voices though are from the men who fought but the true story of Dorothy Lawrence, who disguised herself as a man and rode to the front ...

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Light – The Studio, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: George Mann Director: George Mann Reviewer: Joan Phillips George Orwell frightened the world with his chilling glimpse into a dystopian, totalitarian future in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Light is a harrowing demonstration of how these issues never go away. In this version, written and directed by George Mann, we have the added complication of how modern ...

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Light – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: George Mann Reviewer: Julia Taylor Theatre Ad Infinitum are Associate Artists with the Lowry but this is not their premiere production having premiered Light at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year. The shows copy for Light suggests that it's suitable for people aged 12+. No way. Even the adult audience, immersed in total darkness, sit uneasily. This feeling is ...

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Two – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Andrew Muir Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3] There is a structural problem with this celebrated play. The audience witnesses a collection of character vignettes paraded in front of the main protagonists. The characters pass without development. They are ciphers without any real commonality except for the fact that they are all visitors to a mediocre pub in ...

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