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The Empathy Experiment – The King’s Arms, Salford

Writer/Director: Rose Condo Reviewer: Sam Lowe The Empathy Experimentis structured creatively and solidly, with titles borrowing from the scientific semantic field. It is that good, it has become the inspiration for the structure of this review. Observation Rose Condo is an award-winning poet from Canada. The objective of this spoken word, experimental performance about an experiment is whether or not ...

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MIF: The Fountainhead – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ayn Rand adapted by Koen Tachelet Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The 2019 Manchester International Festival (MIF) has not been without controversy. There has been a dispute about authorship of one of the plays and an absent presenter literally phoned-in her address at the opening event.  Staging an adaptation of The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand’s epic tribute to ...

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Admissions- The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Daniel Aukin Designer: Paul Willis Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Although the title of Joshua Harmon’s play is a single word it has a double meaning. Admissions refers to the process by which students gain entrance to educational establishments and also to the way characters in the play are compelled to admit to opinions they would rather conceal. The ...

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The Listening Room – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Harriet Madeley Director: Max Barton Reviewer: Jo Beggs Shocking, brutal violent crimes. They happen in a moment, but for those they leave behind – perpetrators or victims – there’s a lifetime of anger, hurt and wondering how life could have been different. But when Writer Harriet Madeley stepped into the world of a group of people whose lives had ...

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Ockram’s Razor: This Time – The Lowry, Salford

Directors: Charlotte Mooney & Alex Harvey Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The examination of the inter-generational is the driving force of Ockram’s Razor’s new show. A company specifically interested in aerial work their shows lie somewhere between physical theatre and circus with simplicity running through its core. This Time is a piece that wants to explore different ages, bodies, and the idea ...

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Paula Varjack: The Cult of K*nzo – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones In The Cult of K*nzo, writer and performer Paula Varjack looks at the modern day obsession with designer names and the consumer culture which feeds it.  Her protagonist starts as a four-year old, intrigued by her very well to do Grandmothers smart dresses and expensive perfume, but focuses mainly on her queuing for the launch of the ...

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Russell Maliphant: Silent Lines – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Russell Maliphant Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Russell Maliphant Dance Company was established in 1996. In the intervening years, the company have received two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards and three Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for best modern choreography and one for best independent company, amongst many other national and international awards and nominations. Russell Maliphant's work is ...

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Little Miss Sunshine – The Lowry, Salford

Book/Lyrics: James Lapine Music/Lyrics: William Finn Writer: Michael Arndt Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Jo Beggs Nobody expected the quirky US 2006 road movie to be the massive success it turned out to be. A struggle to get made, a small budget, and with a location shifted from one end of the country to the other, it could so easily have ...

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