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Ghosts- The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: Richard Eyre Director: Abbey Wright Reviewer: Matthew Jackson Adultery, religious rebellion and a secret love child: you can see why this is arguably Isben’s most controversial play. Years after Captain Alving died, his son Oswald returns home to see his mother in their family home just a day before a new orphanage is opened in his ...

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Ugly Duck- The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer/Director: Deborah McAndrew Reviewer: Matthew Jackson A local play for local people, that sums up Deborah McAndrew’s new production in 6 words. Set in an old Potteries in Burslem, Stoke on Trent. Ugly Duck invites the audience to look into the life of Kat – a young amateur artist, who decides she wants to paint a new canvas portrait of ...

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80 Days Around the World – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor: Laura Eason Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Jay Nuttall There’s been something rather special happening at The New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme over the last few years. Under the artistic directorship of Theresa Heskins an in house style of no nonsense, no frills ensemble theatre has developed. Last year their production of 80 Days Around the World ...

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A History of Falling Things – The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: James Graham Director: Emma Lucia Reviewer: Matthew Jackson A History of Falling Things centres on two lovers that are both brought together, and also separated by Keraunothnetophobia – the fear of falling satellites (This is not Romeo and Juliet). But James Graham uses fear to show more than just that. The play is structured around two young lovers Robin ...

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Inherit the Wind – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Inherit The Wind – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme Writer: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee Director: Peter Leslie Wild Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘Whar’re yuh skeered of? You was a worm once!’ A child’s jibe cuts straight to the heart of the matter in this play. In a Southern state fundamentalist community, it is ill advised to flaunt the notion of ...

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The Memory of Water – The New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Writer: Shelagh Stephenson Director: Nikolia Foster Reviewer: Kelly-Ann Dawes The Memory of Water is a humorous and unique production. It originally won the Olivier award for best new comedy in 2000, voted UK play of the year in 2001 and was later adapted into film (Before You Go in 2002.) The Memory of Water is about three sisters being joined ...

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An August Bank Holiday Lark – New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Deborah McAndrew Director: Barrie Rutter Reviewer: Matthew Jackson “Keep Calm and Carry On” was the title of an unused poster in World War Two and what a play that recognises that idea. An August Bank Holiday Lark set before and during World War One shows how a rural community in Lancashire is affected by the war. As Director Barrie ...

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