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Hughie – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Reviewer: Dominic Corr Al Pacino, Jason Robards, Forest Whitaker, and now, Phil Nichol, one hell of a listing to have one common trait, what is it you may wonder? They've all performed the role of loveable rogue Erie Smith in Eugene O'Neill’s short, one-act production of Hughie. Set in midtown New York, as a gambler laments the ...

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The Machine – Campfield Market Hall, Manchester

Writer: Matt Charman Director: Josie Rourke Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4.5]   Matt Charman, the writer of The Machine, primes us in the first line of his programme notes that “A play about chess sounds almost terrifyingly dull.” Yet, on entering a sweltering Campfield Market Hall, the audience is met with an almost gladiatorial atmosphere. Rap music plays and four high ...

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