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Bartholomew Fair – Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London

Writer: Ben Jonson Directors: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the days before formal leisure time became a standard part of working life, feast days and festivals were the only place for people to celebrate and London’s many fairs and infamous pleasure gardens provided the opportunity for all kinds of misdeeds. Ben Jonson used the Smithfield-based Bartholomew Fair as the ...

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Superhoe – Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Writer: Nicôle Lecky Director: Jade Lewis Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty There is a lot to get through in this tight, 85 minute, single-performer show. Nicôle Lecky wrote this show, is the single performer and absolutely doesn’t let up as she pushes through the tough life she created for Sasha Clayton. It’s a massive show with drugs, prostitution, identity and racial issues ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: L. Frank Baum Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg Adaptor: John Kane Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Kevin James  Under the artistic directorship of Alex Clifton, Chester’s premiere arts venue Storyhouse has certainly made an impact in the arts output of the city, the excellent duel venue summer season being a highlight of any theatregoer in the region. ...

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Chicken Soup – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writers: Ray Castleton & Kieran Knowles Director: Bryony Shanahan Designer: Sophia Simensky Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Writers Castleton and Knowles, assert that this play is not a tribute to the women who took action during the miners’ strike in 1984/85 by establishing soup kitchens in Miners Welfare and Community Halls. They insist that this play, while ignited by the miners’ strike, ...

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Made in India – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

  Writer: Satinder Chohan Director: Katie Posner Reviewer: Rachel Watson The Tron Theatre is such a unique place to watch a play, with three small performance spaces, each production is so personal you truly feel part of the show, Made in India is no different. This fantastic play follows three very different women who are brought together through the business of ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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I Got Superpowers For My Birthday– Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Katie Douglas Director: George Perrin Reviewer: David Doyle It’s not easy being a teenager. Parents, school, and friends all make things more difficult, particularly when you’re throwing the best birthday party ever. So then just what would happen if on your thirteenth birthday you woke up and suddenly had superpowers? That’s what Fiona, William, and Ethan have to contend ...

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The Dishonoured – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

The Dishonoured, Kali Theatre, Tariq Robert Montford,Shaida Maya Saroya

Writer: Aamina Ahmad Director: Janet Steel Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall Kali Theatre Company has pioneered new writing by South Asian women for several decades. Their latest work sees Aamina Ahmad’s first produced play brought to life in an exciting and thrilling way. The Dishonoured is a gripping story of deceit, violence and unbearable tension. Set in Lahore, Tariq is receiving a ...

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