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Gypsy Queen – Hull Truck

Writer: Rob Ward Director: Adam Zane Reviewer: Ron Simpson First of all a grumble at a company that mostly deserves high praise. The notable absence of a cast list, both on the night and/or digitally on the website (at the time of writing this review), is disappointing. No mention of the actors or the tech team are given – and sound ...

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Gypsy Queen – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Rob Ward Director: Adam Zane Reviewer:  Katherine Kirwin Two fighters command the stage in separate spotlights and rush forth a spoken word style monologue; one is ‘Gorgeous George’ a scrappy Northern Catholic bare-knuckle fighter and the other is Dean ‘The Pain’ Clayton who is part of a boxing dynasty with greatness lying before him. When there are doubts about ...

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Punching the Sky – Soho Theatre, London

The cast of Punching The Sky

Writer: Lizi Patch Director: Mark Hollander Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Society still has an idealised concept of what a childhood should be; it’s full of innocence, of play and simple engagement with the world, sheltered from and only slowly inducted into the full meaning of becoming a grown-up. But rapid technological advance has meant that children are exposed to often explicit ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK &Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let us ...

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Away from Home – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writers: Rob Ward &Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Ian Foster Can culture capture society at a tipping point? Looking at theatrical representations of football in London, the Bush, the Royal Court and now the Jermyn Street theatres have all put on plays dealing with the (sometimes) thorny issue of homosexuality in football suggesting that we might be ready for ...

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Queer Contact: To Russia With Love – Contact, Manchester

Artistic Director: Adam Zane Writers: Adam Zane, Rob Ward, Chris Hoyle and Stephen M Hornby Reviewer: Peter Jacobs To Russia With Love came about from a desire to question and respond to the treatment of gay people in the Russian Federation, brought to a head by recent changes in the law making the ‘promotion’ of gay relationships illegal: a law ...

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Re:Play Festival 2014 : Away From Home – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Ward and Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Craig Hepworth Every so often a fringe play comes along that really raises the bar, Manchester has had quite a few over the past few years and Away From Home is no exception. First seen during last year’s 24/7 theatre festival where it was easily the stand out show, the ...

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Away From Home – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Writer: Rob Ward &Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 4.5] Away From Home is a brilliant choice as the 24 7 Theatre Festival opener. It’s an original piece full of energy, wit, passion, the odd salacious moment and flashes of intense love. The play travels from the male only rituals of Saturday afternoon football in the ...

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