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STYX – ZOO Southside, Edinburgh

Written by Max Barton Reviewer: Dominic Corr For those unfamiliar, it all started Once Upon A Time… Orpheus & Eurydice fell passionately in love, her for her beauty, she for his ability with a lyre – everyone loves a musician. As with Greek tales, tragedy strikes as Eurydice passes into the Underworld. Determined to reclaim her, Orpheus battles towards Hades, ...

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The Colours – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Harriet Madeley Director: Max Barton Reviewer: Richard Maguire A verbatim play about palliative care and death may not be the usual summer offering in London’s West End but Crowded Room’s new show at Soho Theatre warms the air rather than chills it. Following the lives of four people with terminal illnesses, The Colours successfully navigates the line between sensitivity ...

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The Listening Room – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Harriet Madeley Director: Max Barton Reviewer: Jo Beggs Shocking, brutal violent crimes. They happen in a moment, but for those they leave behind – perpetrators or victims – there’s a lifetime of anger, hurt and wondering how life could have been different. But when Writer Harriet Madeley stepped into the world of a group of people whose lives had ...

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MADHOUSE re:exit – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Access All Areas and Max Barton Director: Nick Llewellyn Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones MADHOUSE re:exit is an immersive exploration of the cruel but fascinating history of institutions, from the familiar gloom of the Victorian ‘madhouse’ right through to the contemporary emergence of domestic institutionalisation. Residing in the bowls of Shoreditch Town Hall, a world away from the vibrant East London ...

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Religion and Anarchy – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Steven Berkoff Directors: Steven Berkoff and Max Barton Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:2.5] Taking on the responsibility for telling of the heritage of prejudice and discrimination against the Jews is nothing new. To succeed in touching the heart or stimulating the intellect demands that something extraordinary be presented. Steven Berkoff’s five playlets dealing with the subject rarely rise beyond the ...

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