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Romeo and Juliet – Eastville Park Swimming Pool, Bristol

Adapted by: Hannah Drake and Justin Palmer, from the play by William Shakespeare Director: Hannah Drake Designer: Sarah Warren Composer: Ellie Showering Lighting: Edmund McKay Reviewer: Leah Tozer Shakespeare, ‘star-cross’d lovers’, ancestral strife, and … an open-air swimming pool? Insane Root Theatre’s ‘fair Verona’ is Eastville Park Swimming Pool, an empty, open-air pool just east of the city, and it’s ...

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Swarm – Bute Town History and Arts Centre, Cardiff

Director: Abdul Shayek Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Swarm takes its name from that now infamous statement by David Cameron, “You’ve got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking a better life.” However, this company-devised, site-specific play turns the current situation on its head. The West is destroying itself with war and civilians, fearing for their lives, are escaping to ...

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On Corporation Street – HOME, Manchester

Niamh McCann in On Corporation Street,

Director: Louise Lowe Visual Artist: Owen Boss Reviewer: Jo Beggs On Saturday 15 June 1996, as Manchester city centre came alive with shoppers, a huge explosion ripped through the city, shattering every window, destroying buildings and causing a boom that was heard for miles. Left in a van on Corporation Street, the bomb was the work of the Provisional IRA, ...

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Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange

Writer: Rav Sanghera Director: Tom Wright Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Ron Simpson Bradford’s Freedom Studios are expert in the creation of site-specific theatre and, if Bradford Interchange lacks the grandeur and mystery of Drummonds Mill – the site of the group’s masterpiece, The Mill – City of Dreams – it’s an ideal place to site meetings and interactions. Brief Encounters ...

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INTERVIEW: Tom Wright on Brief Encounters

From Freedom Studios, the producers of the acclaimed Home Sweet Home and The Mill – The City of Dreams comes Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, a new site- specific promenade production inspired by the people who work and travel through Bradford’s iconic Interchange station. Directed by Tom Wright (The Container, Young Vic and Home Sweet Home, Freedom Studios) the debut ...

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Current Location – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Toshiki Okada Reviewer: David Doyle When the disaster at Fukushima happened, Toshiki Okada wrote a play about the experience and FellSwoop have rendered a version that inhabits one of the vast empty rooms in Summerhall. It’s a play about an impending disaster, or a play about a disaster that’s already happened, or one about a disaster that simply doesn’t ...

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The Rising of the Moon – Various locations, Bradford

Writer and Director: Javaad Alipoor Sound Design: Martin Thompson Fight Director: Keith Wallace Reviewer: Rich Jevons Leading Bradford theatre company Northern Lines’ final production, The Rising of the Moon, written and directed by the prolific and greatly talented Javaad Alipoor, is as radical in form as it is in content. It benefits from an energetic and enthusiastic community cast, Patience ...

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