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Fabric – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Abi Zakarian Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Scott Matthewman We place an awful lot of emphasis on clothing at various times in our life. What we wear to a first date; what the cut of a fine suit says about us; the burden of selecting the right wedding dress. And, all too often, the implication that what a woman is ...

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The Country Wife – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Wycherley Director: Luke Fredericks Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Jealousy and the perils of a deceptive reputation drive William Wycherley’s oft-revived 1675 Restoration classic The Country Wife, as intermarital shenanigans are covered-up with a thin veil of modest, virtue, and even reputed impotence. Luke Fredericks new production for Morphic Graffiti at Southwark Playhouse which amusingly relocates the action to the ...

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The Beggar’s Opera – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Glyn Maxwell Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Clare Boswell The opening of Chester’s new Storyhouse theatre has certainly been eagerly awaited. Deprived of the Gateway Theatre for over a decade, the city has been screaming out for a replacement. Chester hasn’t been devoid of cultural offerings, with fantastic work from both Theatre in the Quarter and Grosvenor Park open air ...

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Gutted – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer: Sharon Byrne Director: Nicola Samer Reviewer: Amy Jane Smith Sharon Byrne takes us back to 1980s Dublin in new play Gutted, where a fish factory floor becomes the stage for three women’s stories of one life-changing night. Through alternating monologues, we experience the lives of Deirdre (Rose O’Loughlin), Dolores (Nancy Sullivan) and Breda (Lucia Mcanespie) – workers and women united ...

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Fabric – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Abi Zakarian Director: Tom O’Brien Reviewer: David Doyle Abi Zakarian’s Fabric offers a searing look at the life of one woman, Leah, and how her life unravels. In the process, the show explores wider issues of the shifting roles and expectations of women in society today, in a show that showcases wonderful new writing, direction, and performance. The exploration ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Musical Director &Composer: David Shrubsole Reviewer: Janet Jepson It has become something of a cliché to say that a production is a “gritty Northern story set in working-class Britain”, but there is no other way to give an overview of The rise and Fall of Little Voice currently playing at West Yorkshire Playhouse in ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

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NEWS: See Rock City and Other Destinations to get UK Premiere at The Union

Rock based US Song CycleSee Rock City and Other Destination will get its UK premiere for a limited two week run at London’s Union Theatre from 15th August. The production is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment who continues their run of producing lesser known and interesting pieces of new musical theatre in London and Szpiezak Productions. With music ...

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