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Play/Silence – The Other Room, Cardiff

Play/Silence at The Other Room Cardiff

Writers: Samuel Beckett &Harold Pinter Directors: Kate Wasserberg &Titas Halder Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Cardiff’s pub theatre, The Other Room, kick off their Insomnia Season, with a double bill of plays about love, jealousy, unrequited feelings and relationships. Kate Wasserberg, artistic director of The Other Room, says that the aim of the season is to give, “that sense of a ...

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NEWS: Cardiff’s first pub theatre ‘The Other Room’ is launched

Friday 27th June saw the launch of Cardiff’s first pub theatre, The Other Room. Founded by Artistic Director Kate Wasserberg and Executive Director Elizabeth Day, the location of this new venue was kept top secret until the launch night but can now be revealed as Porter’s – a venue already no stranger to live performances. On this choice of venue, ...

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O’Shea and O’Gaukroger : A Comedy of Careers – King’s Arms, Salford

Written and Performed by: Marina O’Shea and Tessa Gaukroger Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:2] Exeter based comedy duo O’Shea and O’Gaukroger are a hard working pair with regular dates up and down the country. They appear this week at the King’s Arms in Salford as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival. Nine on a Tuesday night probably isn’t the ideal ...

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Life – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer and Performer: Carly Tarett Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] Carly Tarett is a Lass O’Gowrie regular. Recent appearances in V for Vendetta and Bladerunner must make her one of Manchester’s busiest jobbing actors, but in her new production for the Greater Manchester Fringe – Life – she’s back with her own material in what can only be described as a ...

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V for Vendetta – The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: Alan Moore and David Lloyd Adaptor: Sean Mason Director: Ross Kelly Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:1.5] V For Vendetta is probably best known due to the 2006 film version which popularised the distinctive and disturbing image of the vigilante in a Guy Fawkes mask, putting right the wrongs of a post-nuclear war, fascist UK government. But as any discerning fanboy ...

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Forwards & Backwards – Studio Salford, The King’s Arms, Salford

Writer/Director: Michael White &Katie Robinson Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:2.5] Square Peg is Michael White and Katie Robinson. Between them they write, direct and perform what they call ‘new worlds in tiny spaces’. Upstairs at the King’s Arms certainly counts as the latter, but it’s hard to think of Forwards and Backwards as a new world, in fact, it’s a rather ...

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Jordan – Studio Salford, The King’s Arms, Salford

Writer: Anna Reynolds/Moira Buffini Director: Gordon Hamlin Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:5] Shirley Jones loved her baby Jordan more than life itself. She didn’t have much else. Stuck in a flat on the south coast, miles from home, with occasional visits from her abusive boyfriend, Jordan slowly became her sole reason for living. So the threat of having him taken away ...

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Encore: Andrew Keates and Robert McWhir, The Landor Theatre

Those familiar with The Phantom of the Opera will know that Paris’ fictional Opera Populaire in which the show is set, is run by two charming if somewhat pompous gentlemen, M. Firmin and M. Andre, forever attending to and fussing over the requirements and the budgets of their productions, the quality of which, courtesy of the Opera Ghost, was often ...

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