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Macbeth – HOME, Manchester

Anna Maxwell Martin & John Heffernan in Carrie Cracknell's Macbeth

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Following their highly regarded collaboration on Medea at the National Theatre, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin create a new version of Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy. This co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Young Vic and HOME takes a similarly bold approach, editing William Shakespeare’s text and adding contemporary ...

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Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park –The Lowry, Salford

Concept, direction &choreography: Jasmin Vardimon Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Jasmin Vardimon is an increasingly-influential British-based Israeli-born choreographer who founded her company in the UK in 1997. An Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells since 2006, Vardimon has created more than ten shows for her fiercely-imagined company that demonstrate a desire to create innovative dance theatre with huge creativity, physicality and breadth of ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: John Roberts The Royal Exchange has always had a great reputation for their yearly Shakespeare productions. There is an element of respecting the words carefully crafted by The Bard and injecting them with an accessible sense of modernity and delivered by a strong ensemble cast and on the whole this is exactly what ...

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Glasgow Girls – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Greig Composers: Cora Bissett, The Kielty Brothers, Patricia Panther &MC Soom T Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Glasgow 2005, and the city and its high rise blocks have become home to a diverse range of asylum seekers. Drumchapel High School has become the focus for the children of these asylum seekers, but it's a world where night-time ...

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Hofesh Shechter Company: Sun – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Hofesh Shechter Music: Hofesh Shechter Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Hofesh Shechter is one of the most exciting artists working in dance in the UK today. His latest full-length work is Sun and it brings two new elements to the Shechter universe: optimism and humour. Sun is a diverse and challenging seventy minutes of impressively theatrical and ambitious ...

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Hofesh Shechter’s Sun – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Choreography &Music: Hofesh Shechter Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Hofesh Shechter’s Sun opens with the voice of Hofesh Shechter himself booming from the darkness of an opening blackout. Shechter engages the audience in a conversational manner, explaining that before the show begins he thought it would be a good idea to show part of the end of the production so the audience ...

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Macbeth – Tramway, Glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg Reviewer: Amy Taylor [Rating: 4] Madness, obsession and drive lie at the heart of Alan Cumming’s much-anticipated return to the Scottish stage, Macbeth. Directed by the Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg, who directed Cumming in their 2007 production of The Bacchae, this production re-imagines Shakespeare’s infamous play, and ...

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