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The Big I Am – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: Robert Farquhar Director: Nick Bagnall It would fair to say we have all encountered someone like Peer Gynt at some point in our life: bold, brash, cocky, a charmer, and chancer, who can equally talk is way out of a scrape as he could adeptly talk himself into one. He is the sort of person you ...

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The Lonesone West – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Robert Farquhar Reviewer: John Roberts Moving away from the big, bold and brash scouse comedies that the Royal Court usually produces is a brave move, but there is something very familiar with their choice of producing Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic play The Lonesome West. Making his Royal Court debut Liverpool based director Robert Farquhar ...

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Di is Dead- Liverpool Playhouse Studio

Writer/Director: Robert Farquhar Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin [Rating: 4.5] What happens when you combine a lovable rogue and the Playhouse Studio? After last night’s electric performance of ‘Di is Dead’, my answer has to be, sheer brilliance! The intimate space has opened its doors to what has to be one of the most hilarious pieces of theatre I’ve ever attended. The ...

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Sink or Swim – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: The Company Scripted by: Robert Farquhar Director: Mark Smith Reviewer: Laura Maley [Rating:3.5] Three men in a boat, and who do you think they are? The posh one, the simple one and the manic one, on the edge. Spike Theatre’s Sink or Swim is an inventive 75 minute marking the company’s 15th anniversary. Director Mark Smith takes inspiration from ...

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The Art of Falling Apart – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Scripted/Director: Robert Farquhar Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4] What would you do, if everything you have every known comes crashing in around you? When you just can’t cope with the blows life throws at you and the people that surround your life just don’t complete you in the way they once did? That is just the situation Callum finds himself in, ...

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Terror 2012: All In The Mind – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Robert Farquhar, Mike McShane, Mark Ravenhill, Alex Jones Directors: Matt Peover, Hannah Eidinow, Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:3] Terror 2012 is the 8th installment of the UK’s only annual ‘festival of horror theatre’. The production is a ‘horror cabaret’ hosted by Desmond O’Connor and Sarah-Louise Young who perform songs, tell tales and interact with the audience in an ever-so-slightly ghoulish ...

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Kissing Sid James – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Director: Jason Lawson Writer: Robert Farquhar Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [Rating:4] Jermyn Street Theatre is, at first glance, an unprepossessing venue tucked away on a hard to find corner off Regent’s Street and decidedly shabby round the edges. First impressions, however, are notoriously unreliable and any misgivings I had floated away as I was greeted so warmly by the friendly volunteer ...

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