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Maggie May the Musical – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book and Lyrics: Bob Eaton   Lyrics and Music: Sayan Kent Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Victoria Morris Liverpool’s Royal Court is renowned for its Liverpudlian themed theatre, attracting local audiences and giving the ‘scouse’ people what they want, and Maggie May the Musical, despite its flaws, certainly ticks that box. The musical, written and directed by Bob Eaton, whose credits include ...

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Spring Awakening – Stockwell Playhouse, London

Book and Lyrics: Stephen Sater  Music: Duncan Sheik  Director: Dean Johnson  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is not difficult to understand why Frank Wedekind’s play Spring Awakening was deemed so shocking when it was written in 1891. The tale of teenagers embarking on multiple paths of sexual discovery in defiance of the triple authoritarian regimes of parents, teachers and the church was ...

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Spring Awakening – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts Over the past few years, the exciting partnership between Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joe Houston and Will Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre have single handed changed the face of the Manchester Fringe Scene.  In the atmospheric warehouse space in Ancoats, magic really does take place, mainly ...

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Spring Awakening – Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh

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Book &Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Reviewer: David Doyle The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening has had a resurgence in interest following the Deaf West revival in New York, which offered a radical reinterpretation of the text. While not a radical reinterpretation, EUSOG’s production is an accomplished version of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s exploration of sexual repression in 19th ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Spring Awakening – Axis Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Frank Wedekind Director: Gyorgy Vidovszky Translator: Francis J. Ziegler The Dublin Youth Theatre return to the Dublin Theatre Festival with Frank Wedekind’s controversial play,Spring Awakening. Written by Wedekind in the late 1800’s,Spring Awakening illuminates the disdain that Wedekind felt for the level of sexual oppressiveness present in German society at the time. Dealing with issues of rape, suicide, homosexuality ...

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Spring Awakening – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Frank Wedekind new version by Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez ‘”We are the parents, we know best” says one of the actors, but do they? This play asks just that; do the adults that shape children and their future, really understand them? An open, grey, metallic, unforgiving stage, alive with teenagers going about their day greets ...

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Spring Awakening – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Anya Reiss Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Fran Beaton It takes a talented playwright to disconcert an audience. While the ability to make an audience cringe is commonplace, making them squirm in their seats and feel physical discomfort is an impressive skill, particularly when dealing with the topic of adolescence. This is exactly what Anya Reiss achieves in her new ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with… James Baker

James Baker has been making waves in the Manchester Fringe scene, since taking over the artistic direction of Salford based King’s Arms Theatre. James has tried to improve the quality of work being presented in the region through the work at the KAT and through his company Assembled Junk Productions. Not shying away from a challenge his last production Little ...

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