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Boys – HOME, Manchester

Devised by The Pappy Show Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin What makes up a man; his heritage, his parents, his relationships, his strength, his heart, his abs, his endurance, his mind? Boys is a fun, cheeky, timely, physical, theatrical exploration of manhood performed by a talented cast of young men of colour. The show could be seen as a messy mix of ...

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Things We Chose to Save – HOME, Manchester

Devised by Clown Funeral Reviewer Katherine Kirwin Things We Chose to Save presents a near future in which we can record, store, replay and even sell memories at will. All of this is overseen by a magnanimous company who seek to change the world and prevent anything passing out of ‘living memory’ for the greater good of everyone’s collective memories. ...

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Taking Flight 2018  – New Diorama, London

Writers: Lekha Desai Morrison, Michael Phong-Le, Samuel Daram Director: Ross Ericson Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Taking Flight Festival, now in its second year, is a venture led by Red Dragonfly Productions, and encourages playwrights from the British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities to write about they want. Too often writers from these communities are expected to ...

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Testosterone – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Kit Redstone Director: Julian Spooner Reviewer: Daniel Perks That first injection is meant to make Kit feel more like a man, a milestone in his female to male transition. But the magical amber nectar isn’t a personality transplant, it isn’t designed to give its patient a macho self-confidence that borders on arrogance, a feeling of being the superior gender ...

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Plastic Figurines – New Diorama, London

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a lengthy tour beginningin 2015, Manchester-basedtheatre company Box of Tricks is bringing back its production of Ella Carmen Greenhill's 75-minute play Plastic Figurinesfor a four-week London run. The production's success seems to confirm a recent trend which has seen the "difficult" subject of autism become box office and the ...

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Exciting season ahead for New Diorama

By PAUL COUCH London’s New Diorama theatre has today [18 July 2016] announced the line-up for its 2016/17 season. Among the notable transfers from Edinburgh this autumn is Tank – a new show from award-winning Breach Theatre that follows their critically acclaimed The Beanfield; and the playwriting debut from “voice of a generation” stand-up Liam Williams, with Travesty - a ...

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NEWS: Line up announced for Sprint 2016 at Camden People’s Theatre

The Rave Space at The Sprint Festival

London’s longest established festival of new theatre, Sprint, returns to Camden People’s Theatre (CPT) for its 20thincarnation in March. Featuring over 40 shows and running from 2 - 26 March 2016, the festival offers a chance to take in the current state of innovative theatre, and gain an insight into where the genre is headed. As ever, the festival embraces ...

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The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies (and Other Stories) – The Lowry, Salford

Graphic image from The Terrible Tale of the Tiddly Widdlies

Writers: Clem Garritty and Oliver Jones Music: Elliot Rennie Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   When members of a successful rock group spin off to do solo projects the result is often something unrecognisable like AJazz Odyssey. Although The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies (and Other Stories) (TTTOTTW(&OS)) is its own creature it retains the irreverent tone and jet-black humour of ...

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