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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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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ruth Johnson as Queen of the Field Mouses + ensemble

Writer: Caroline Bird based on the novel by G L Frank Baun Music: Jeremy Bradfield Director: Mark Calvert Designer: Rhys Jarma Reviewer: Anna Ambelez The Wizard of Oz, originally an American children’s novel published in 1900, went on to be the perennial favorite, blockbuster film The Yellow Brick Road. This production is adapted from that original story. The entire stage ...

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Sacrѐ Blue – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Zoё Murtagh &Tory Copeland Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Sacrѐ Blue isa refreshing solo performance by Zoe Murtagh, who has a unique style of telling her story and what it’s like to suffer from anxiety and experience panics attacks. Murtagh invites the audience into her bubble full of fears of dying, other people’s perceptions, being alone and losing her loved ones ...

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Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just For Graphs – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Reviewer: Gemma Hirst When Albert Einstein discovered the theory of relativity, he probably never imagined it would be adapted for the stage in a production where a trio of nerds, who refer to themselves as Festival of the Spoken Nerd, educate audiences as to the data behind the graph. The cast consists of Steve Mould, Matt Parker and Helen Arney ...

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs) – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Carl Grose Music: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Choreographer: Etta Murfitt Reviewer: Gemma Hirst The world is poor and man’s a sh*t. Did that get your attention? Good. We should hope so, as that is what it is like to experience Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs) by Kneehigh Theatre. Radically rewriting John Gay’s satirical piece ...

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The Tempest – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Phelim McDermott Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Tempest – supposedly Shakespeare’s swansong – is also one of his most enigmatic, most consciously theatrical plays. It twists elements of romance, comedy, and tragedy into a multi-faceted whole, which is at times funny, at times sad, and at times piercingly relevant. Improbable, in this co-production with Northern Stage and ...

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Going Viral – Northern Stage at Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Daniel Bye Director: Dick Bonham Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin You're on a flight, sat next to an attractive young lady. You're both watching the same "schlocky" movie about a diseased monkey who has bitten and passed on the disease. You make polite conversation and offer the lady a nut. She accepts, then returns to watching the movie. Soon, she is ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Translated by Antony Burgess and of the play by Edmond Rostand Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Cyrano de Bergerac is a poet and a soldier, yet he is also a frivolous romantic around the female persuasion. And to top it off, he has the largest nose in the whole of France. Falling in love with Roxanne, who is ...

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