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Hobson’s Choice – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Harold Brighouse Adaptor: Tanika Gupta Director: Atri Banerjee Reviewer: May Mellstrom Harold Brighouse’s 1916 classic comedy Hobson’s Choice, set in a Salford cobbler’s shop in 1880, last graced the stage of the Royal Exchange in 2003, mere months before playwright Tanika Gupta’s adaptation, featuring a present-day family of Ugandan Asian tailor’s, premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in London.  ...

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Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi – Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester

Writer: Satinder Chohan Director: Helena Bell Composer and Sound Designer: Arun Ghosh Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4]   “Kabaddi, sport of our forefathers.” This new piece by Satinder Chohan, developed last year in Bracknell, premiered this week in Colchester before touring, explores themes of identity, rivalry and betrayal, using the fast-moving and unbelievably physical Indian game as a central dramatic metaphor. ...

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