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The Turk – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Sabbaton Director: Sylvia Vickers Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It’s hard to see what relevance a true tale some 250 years old about an incredible ‘thinking machine’ has today. The Turk director Sylvia Vickers and actor/writer Michael Sabbaton have crafted a story of mystery, madness and remorse that has more to say about the current situation in the world than you may ...

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Polaris – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: H.P. Lovecraft Adaptor: Micheal Sabbaton Director: Sylvia Vickers Reviewer: Holly Sharp Written in 1918, Polaris is a partly autobiographical short story by acclaimed horror writer H.P Lovecraft. Inspired by one of many psychological nightmares and guilt-laden visions that plagued the war veteran in the years following the first world war, the original story is a tale of horror rooted ...

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The Call of Cthulhu – Holbeck Underground Ballroom, Leeds

Adapted by: Michael Sabbaton from the work of H.P. Lovecraft Director: Sylvia Vickers Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft’s evil deity of the sea, were to rise anywhere in Yorkshire, The HUB would be the perfect place – an old warehouse underneath train tracks in Leeds. A bit run down, a bit quirky, but incredibly welcoming nonetheless. Its foyer ...

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The Statement of Randolph Carter– The Lowry, Salford

Writer: H.P Lovecraft Adaptor: Michael Sabbaton Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3.5] Sometimes less is more. Previous adaptations of the works of H P Lovecraft by Michael Sabbaton have featured two tales in a single show. Lovecraft’s theme of the danger of mortals messing around with the unknown tends to re-occur and the sense of over-familiarity weakened the impact of the tales. ...

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