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The Maids – Studio Theatre, Harrogate

Poster Image for The Maids

Writer: Jean Genet Director: Michael White Designer: Irene Jade Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Maids is a mystery, not in the sense of The Mousetrap that occupied Harrogate Theatre’s main auditorium the previous week, but in the difficulty in determining what Jean Genet’s play really means. Murder, incest, lesbianism and sadomasochism nudge their way into the text, along with much more ...

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NEWS: West End remembers producer Michael White

By Paul Couch Venues across London’s West End dimmed their lights last night [9 March 2016] in memory of Michael White, one of the theatre industry’s most influential producers, who has died of heart failure in California at the age of 80. Before yesterday evening’s performances commenced, audience members and industry professionals alike recognised the celebrated producer while lights were ...

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Roseacre – HOME, Manchester

Roseacre production Image

Writer: Michael White Director: Michael White Reviewer: Jo Beggs   Once there was Re:Play, a festival of last year’s fringe shows from around the region that the Library Theatre thought deserved a second outing. Now there’s a shiny new version: PUSH, which is essentially the same thing but with some workshops and new work thrown in. It’s great news that ...

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Roseacre – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Writer/Director: Michael White Reviewer: Julia Taylor It must be no co-incidence that Square Peg Theatre’s Nordic Noir thriller about fracking protestors is called Roseacre. For a real case about Cuadrilla’s attempt to commence fracking at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire has just been rejected by the Council. In the company’s dark new play supposedly inspired by Scandinavian thrillers such as The ...

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Icarus – The Lowry, Salford

Writer &Director: Michael White Reviewer: Iain Sykes Icarus, Square Peg Theatre’s follow up production to their 2013 acclaimed debut, The Man Who Woke Up Dead, sees the audience taken on a journey on board the first manned spaceflight to Mars. Loosely based upon the reality of the real life Mars One project, the fictionalised play explores the themes of love, ...

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Forwards & Backwards – Studio Salford, The King’s Arms, Salford

Writer/Director: Michael White &Katie Robinson Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:2.5] Square Peg is Michael White and Katie Robinson. Between them they write, direct and perform what they call ‘new worlds in tiny spaces’. Upstairs at the King’s Arms certainly counts as the latter, but it’s hard to think of Forwards and Backwards as a new world, in fact, it’s a rather ...

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