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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Powder Keg on their show Morale is High

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It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Powder Keg talk about their show Morale is High (Since We Gave Up Hope). In one sentence tell us about your show. Morale is High attempts to address the conflict of care and activism with an increasingly individualistic society, combining live music, stories ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Cosmic Scallies

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It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Next up it's Graeae and the Royal Exchange Theatre's Cosmic Scallies. In one sentence tell us about your show. A razor sharp, witty and touching new play about class, welfare and friendship in times of adversity, by award winning writer Jackie Hagan, directed by ...

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East is East – Nottingham Playhouse

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Writer: Ayub Khan Din Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Dave Smith The press night for this timely revival of Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 play, a co-production with Northern Stage, takes place a little over a week before a General Election in which Islam, immigration and Britain’s place in the world have played a leading role. That many of the issues that ...

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Opening Skinner’s Box – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Based on the book by Lauren Slater Director: Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson Reviewer: Stephen Brennan Improbable Theatre’s Opening Skinner’s Box is described as “a whistle-stop tour of the scientific quest to make sense of what we are and who we are,” and with such ambitious aims, the piece could very easily have drowned under the weight of philosophical ...

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Get Carter – The Lowry, Salford

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Writer: Ted Lewis Adaptor: Torben Betts Director : Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Newcastle Noir is now a well-established crime writing festival. Back in the early 1970’s the term was applied to the iconic film starring Michael Caine in a pulp fiction classic set in post-industrial Tyneside. Jimmy Nail meets Claude Chabrol in a Sarah Lund jumper… Sort of. This ...

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Get Carter – CAST, Doncaster

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Writer: Torben Betts Adapted from: Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Ron Simpson To most people Get Carter calls to mind violent scenes in iconic settings, whether multi-storey car park or industrial wasteland by the Tyne. However, Torben Betts and Lorne Campbell, while keeping the title and location of the film, have based Northern Stage’s adaptation ...

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Get Carter – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Rachel Watson Intense, gritty, tenacious, fantastic – these are just some of the words you could use to describe Northern Stage's production of Torben Betts’ Get Carter. The two and a half hour play is based on Ted Lewis’ novel Jack’s Return Home, the inspiration for both this play and the 1971 film. ...

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