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Macbeth: LEΪLA & BEN – A Bloody History, Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writers: Artistes, Producteurs and Associes. Adaptors: Lotfi Achour, Anissa Daoud and Jawhar Basti Director: Lotfi Achour Reviewer: Michael Hunter [rating:4] Being some-what still a novice at this Shakespearian thing, I know about the plays and the comedies, but I haven't seen that many in the flesh! Macbeth is one of them! So having to be faced with that, and the ...

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Make Better Please – Northern Stage, Newcastle – upon – Tyne

Writer: Fuel, Uninvited Guests Director: Paul Clark Reviewer: Michael Hunter [Rating:4] At the minute the European football championships and the run up to the London Olympics (the Olympic torch/flame is currently in Newcastle) is high on the agenda of every publication, be it broad sheet or red top. The smaller stories are also making big headlines; a Scottish schoolgirl who ...

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Close the Coalhouse Door – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Alan Plater with additional material by Lee Hall Director: Samuel West Music: Alex Glasgow Designer: Soutra Gilmour Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:5] “It might be history to some people. To us it’s family, pet” Close the Coalhouse Door is the latest offering from Live Theatre and Northern Stage. It’s admirable that these theatres have reinvented this local tale based on ...

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Mary Shelley – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Helen Edmundson Director: Polly Teale Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4] Powerful, emotive, intense. A true story, full of drama, as was Mary Shelley’s life. After a vision from her mind and initial scene we are plunged into the Godwin household, reminiscent of Jane Austin’s Bennet family; this consists of William Godwin, Mary his daughter, Fanny, her half-sister, Mary Jane Clairmont, ...

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Tender Napalm – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Philip Ridley Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4] A fragile loving moment can rapidly turn into an incendiary situation, leaving your head reeling. Softly explosive as its title states, Tender Napalm is just that. This is a story of an unnamed woman, (Lara Rossi, 2011 Evening Standard Best New Comer nominee) and unnamed man, (Tom Byam Shaw) who ...

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Close The Coalhouse Door – The Lowry Salford

Writer: Alan Plater with additional material by Lee Hall, Based on stories by Sid Chaplin Music: Alex Glasgow Director: Samuel West Musical arrangement and direction: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4]   There are so many people involved in the development of this production of Close the Coalhouse Door and such a range of styles that it has the potential ...

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