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I Occur Here – The Space, London

Directors: Malena Arcucci and Mariana Aristizabal Pardo Reviewer: Scott Matthewman During this devised physical theatre work, a voiceover explains that there are four types of traveller: whether one is running away from something or running towards something else, merely travelling for the journey, and those for whom migration occurs more from necessity than desire. Those four archetypes do not map ...

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Boys – HOME, Manchester

Devised by The Pappy Show Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin What makes up a man; his heritage, his parents, his relationships, his strength, his heart, his abs, his endurance, his mind? Boys is a fun, cheeky, timely, physical, theatrical exploration of manhood performed by a talented cast of young men of colour. The show could be seen as a messy mix of ...

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The Room At The Top Of The House – HOME, Manchester

Director: Michael Woodhall and Alice Dale Reviewer: Jo Beggs Lincoln-based theatre company Stand By bring their 2017 Edinburgh Fringe show to Manchester as part of HOME’s Incoming Festival, a programme of work by emerging theatre companies from across the UK. The Room At The Top Of The House is a short piece of physical theatre that explores how a family ...

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The Nature of Forgetting – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Guillaume Pigé Reviewer: Jo Beggs Tom has early onset dementia. It’s his birthday and his daughter struggles to get him in a jacket and tie for the arrival of his friends and family. Tom can’t remember which jacket she told him to put on two minutes ago, but he can remember plenty of other things – his school days, ...

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Everything I See I Swallow – The Lowry, Salford

Writers and performers: Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Commissioned for The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival – their biannual festival for ‘the compulsively curious’, now in its second year – Everything I See I Swallow explores a mother-daughter relationship focusing on sexuality, ‘coming of age’, and using aerial rope and Japanese Shibari – ancient and erotic rope bondage. This ...

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Forbidden Stories – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Philippos Philippou and Vangelis Makriyannakis Reviewer: S.E. Webster It’s not every day that you walk into a theatre and the usher hands you an A4-shaped history lesson as opposed to the programme you were expecting. Audiences attending the multimedia performance of Forbidden Stories may be grateful for the initial historical helping hand. The history of 20th Century Cyprus is ...

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A Tiger’s Tale – The Lowry, Salford

Music: James Atherton Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Gilly Baskeyfield Reviewer: Sam Lowe The "Punch and Judy" style opening sees the actors peer their heads above the curtains onstage. That signals that we're off to the circus. Well, not just yet. The story begins with Pa, he has a job as a window cleaner (but he's terrible at it) so it's ...

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Sleeping Trees at the Movies Trilogy: Sci-fi – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Tom Parry Writers/Directors: James Dunnell-Smith, John Woodburn, and Joshua George Smith Reviewer: Sam Lowe Sci-fi splendidly sucks the audience into a theatrical black hole, "spaghettifies" them, and leaves them in a tangled state of consciousness. Forcing them to ask the question, "What in the world did I just watch?" The audience are rocketed to the planet Plutopia, which rules ...

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