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Sold – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Amantha Edmead Director: Euton Daley Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Sold is a bold, urgent piece of theatre that explores the brutality of slavery through the eyes of author and abolitionist, Mary Prince. Fusing passionate storytelling with drumming, dance and song, Sold is a hard-hitting but ultimately uplifting play about one woman’s journey towards freedom. Born into enslavement in Bermuda in ...

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Harriet – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Composer: Hilda Paredes Text: Lex Bohtmeijer/Mayra Santos-Febres Conductor: Manoj Kamps Director: Jean Lacornerie Video design: Miwa Matreyek Reviewer: Ron Simpson As with many performances at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Harriet is truly an international event, with a Mexican composer, a Sri Lankan conductor, a French director, the fearless American soprano Claron McFadden in the title role and co-production and ...

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The Fruit Trilogy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy consists of three plays, Avocado, Coconut and Pomegranate and is receiving its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with the Southbank Centre. This follows on from the successful run of Avocado last year which formed part of the theatre’s Play Pie &Pint series. ...

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