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Ice Road – Jacob’s Wells Baths, Bristol

Writer: Sharon Clark Director: Kate Hewitt Designer: Conor Murphy  Music: Timothy X Atack  Reviewer: Leah Tozer  It’s late. We’re walking into a snow-covered scene, carrying a rose to ‘pay our respects’. We are greeted by rows of radios that remind us of gravestones that we pick up and put around our necks – and just like that, in walking from one room to another, Raucous’ Ice ...

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On Corporation Street – HOME, Manchester

Niamh McCann in On Corporation Street,

Director: Louise Lowe Visual Artist: Owen Boss Reviewer: Jo Beggs On Saturday 15 June 1996, as Manchester city centre came alive with shoppers, a huge explosion ripped through the city, shattering every window, destroying buildings and causing a boom that was heard for miles. Left in a van on Corporation Street, the bomb was the work of the Provisional IRA, ...

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RIFT’s Macbeth – Balfron Tower, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Devised scene: Gruff Theatre Director: Felix Mortimer Reviewer: Annegret Märten Welcome to Borduria, the country inhabiting all fictional characters. Goldilocks lives in Northern Borduria but the portal in a basement of the brutalist Balfron tower leads straight to the grim South where the unscrupulous and scheming Macbeths reside. Alongside the fictional characters live the Bordurian citizens who ...

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Union – Belinda Scandal’s Showbar, Manchester

Writer: Joshua Val Martin Director: Joshua Val Martin Reviewer: Jo Beggs Gloria Strokem is a washed up drag act, fabulous when she’s decked in feather boas and false eyelashes, not quite so fabulous during the post-weekend come down. In her frazzled state she’s hearing voices. Well…one voice. Cilla Black. And Cilla’s doing what she’s famous for – making the best ...

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The Good Neighbour – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 5] Within the walls of Battersea Arts Centre are a multitude of stories just waiting to be discovered. There are laughing ladies, jars of memories, and gifts to be given to new acquaintances. These are all a part of the centre’s The Good Neighbour experience, which has been thoughtfully created and masterfully designed to be wholly ...

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HighTide Festival: Organs Of Little Apparent Importance – The Cut, Halesworth

Writer: John Mcleod Dramaturg: Rob Drummer Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] Theatre is often seen as a communal experience, although we individually have differing responses to a piece we share that collective response with fellow audience members and share in the live experience as a whole. John Mcleod’s Organs of Little Apparent Importance takes a different route, providing a solitary experience ...

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