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Blink – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Director: Joe Murphy Author: Phil Porter Designer: Hannah Clark Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Blink. Actually, don’t. It would be a huge mistake to miss even a moment of this sweet, dark, tender production. Blink is warm, funny, sad, clever and totally convincing. Originally premiering in Edinburgh last year, and followed by a successful run at the Soho Theatre in London, this ...

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Stuart: A Life Backwards – Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Jack Thorne Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:5] ”Did I make it about me, when it’s supposed to be about you?” Stuarts’ line, close towards the end of the play, very much sums up what you’ll walk out of the theatre thinking after watching Stuart: A Life Backwards. It is almost impossible to watch this piece without realising ...

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There Has Possibly Been An Incident – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Chris Thorpe Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Luke Walker [rating:3.5] “This is a photograph waiting happen” explains one of the actors in this incredibly articulate and matter of fact piece of theatre. The line encapsulates what Chris Thorpe is trying to convey within his stream of words: What is at the heart of all our decisions? What happens that instant, ...

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Portmanteau – Harrogate Studio Theatre, Harrogate

Presented by: Compagnie Animotion: Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 5] Compagnie Animotion aims to entertain children while addressing social exclusion through arts within the community. So now let us examine whether they managed to achieve this during their 50 minute performance. The audience queues outside the tiny theatre. One child asks what the play is called and what the word Portmanteau ...

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Boy In A Dress – Contact, Manchester

Writer: La John Joseph Director: Sarah Chew Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.5] Boy In A Dress is the autobiography of “third-gendered, fallen Catholic, ex-fashion model, La JohnJoseph” says the programme. But that description doesn’t go halfway to describing the complexity of this gloriously told tale of a boy from Bootle who winds up in sparkly four-inch heels, strutting the stage in ...

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Sink or Swim – The Liverpool Playhouse

Writers: Mark Smith, Paul Duckworth, Shaun Mason, Graham Geoffrey Hicks, Toby Park Scripted by: Robert Farqhuar Director: Mark Smith Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:4.5] Sink or Swim is the latest production by Liverpool based Spike Theatre, a tale of survival against the odds (this almost sounds like a metaphor for the company over the past two years), three seamen are thrust ...

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Fields Of Grey – Contact, Manchester

Writers: Avaes Mohammad Mtume Gant Director: Baba Israel Sound Design: Jason Singh Visual Design: AlbinoMosquito Reviewer: Jo Beggs [rating:4]   We gather in the foyer to await our guide, and are taken, in groups of eight, up a staircase. Twice we are told to pause and breathe deeply, the space requires it. We enter an ante-room and are instructed to ...

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