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Chicken Soup – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writers: Ray Castleton & Kieran Knowles Director: Bryony Shanahan Designer: Sophia Simensky Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Writers Castleton and Knowles, assert that this play is not a tribute to the women who took action during the miners’ strike in 1984/85 by establishing soup kitchens in Miners Welfare and Community Halls. They insist that this play, while ignited by the miners’ strike, ...

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Orion – Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, New York

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Writer: Matthew McLachlan Director: Joshua Warr Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre and live performance, especially in intimate spaces, can raise the most minute details of an individual story to the heights of the universal. Looking at the ever popular and always plumbable themes of first love and romantic loss through the lens of postgraduate heartbreak, with a clear exploration of the ...

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Gutted – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer: Sharon Byrne Director: Nicola Samer Reviewer: Amy Jane Smith Sharon Byrne takes us back to 1980s Dublin in new play Gutted, where a fish factory floor becomes the stage for three women’s stories of one life-changing night. Through alternating monologues, we experience the lives of Deirdre (Rose O’Loughlin), Dolores (Nancy Sullivan) and Breda (Lucia Mcanespie) – workers and women united ...

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The Distance – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Deborah Bruce Director: Charlotte Gwinner Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Female friendships, the demands of parenthood and relationships are but some of the issues explored in this wickedly funny and poignant play. The Distance is the first co-production between Sheffield Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre, London. It was originally produced by and premièred at The Orange Tree in 2014, and ...

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Studio Theatre, Harrogate

Writer: Stephen Lowe, from Robert Tressell Adapter: Neil Gore Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Ron Simpson Could this be time for a left-wing revival? Just as Jeremy Corbyn is addressing conference as the Labour leader, Townsend Productions is preparing to take two of its uncompromising agitprop productions – hard-hitting and very entertaining – into London (well, Peckham) for a six-week season. ...

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James Acaster and Stephanie Laing – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest We are all in need of a fun night out and a bloody big giggle, so what better way than to go see not 1 but 2 stand up comics on a sunny bank holiday. However, sometimes they need us as much as we need them. This was a preview for both James Acaster and Stephanie Laing, ...

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4:48 Psychosis – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Charlotte Gwinner Reviewer: Ruth Jepson At 4:48, when sanity visits, for one hour and twelve minutes, I am in my right mind 4:48am. Allegedly the time when writer Sarah Kane would wake up, mind clear after a day of battling back the black dog with a cocktail of prescription drugs, and find herself able to write ...

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The Life and Loves of a Nobody – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writers: Rachael Walton and Chris Thorpe Director: Rachael Walton Co-Director: Alexander Kelly Reviewer: Fiona Hannon The Life and Loves of a Nobody is exactly as the title suggests, the story of an unremarkable woman. Rachael (the “nobody” in question) is 36 and grew up on the 18th floor of a tower block, eating carefully balanced popcorn, gazing at the stars ...

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