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Romeo and Juliet – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Amy Leach has adapted Shakespeare’s tragedy with a very modern take, linking with current affairs so that every member of the audience can relate to this production. This production is contemporary and radical, supported by Hayley Grindle’s urban staging with contrast lighting by Joshua Carr.  The production’s aim is to link to ...

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Scuttlers – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Hannah Hiett It’s 1885 and the streets of Manchester are crackling with energy, youth and violence in Rona Munro’s brand new play, Scuttlers. Following hot on the heels of The James Plays, which has taken the theatre world by storm, Munro has found her niche in creating historical works that speak across centuries. ...

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NEWS: Royal Exchange add more performances for Peake’s Hamlet

Becoming the fastest selling show in over 10 years. The Royal Exchange’s forthcoming production of Hamlet starring Maxine Peake in the titular rôle has already sold 24,000 tickets. Sarah Frankom’s bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Tragedy has announced extra performances due to the huge demand for tickets and will see the production open on the 11th September and now run until ...

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Hoax: My Lonely Heart – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Ravi Thornton Director: Benji Reid Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Hoax: My Lonely Heart is a cross-media project comprising of a dark new musical and accompanied by a graphic novel which continues from where the musical ends. The writer Ravi Thornton tells the story of her brother Rob and his battle with schizophrenia, using Rob’s own words and the imagery of ...

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Dissociation – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Luke Bailey Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4] Dissociation, the latest play from writer/director Luke Bailey, debuts in the Lowry Studio. Set in a time of rising tension, it explores the life of aspiring musician, Talloach, and his attempts to rebuild his life after his release from a young offenders institution where he was sentenced after taking the heat for the ...

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Arabian Nights – The Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dominic Cooke Music: Arun Ghosh Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4.5] The Library Theatre Company have once again brought their Christmas show to the Lowry and this year it is a treat for the senses.Arabian Nights is based upon the book of collated stories from South and West Asia compiled in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The production ...

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Manchester Lines – Library Theatre at Number One First Street, Manchester

Writer: Jackie Kay Music: Errollyn Wallen Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3.5] Picture an atmospheric lost property office stuffed with all sorts of possessions. Umbrellas, walking sticks, photographs, postcards, stuffed animals, prosthetic limbs, radios crackling eerily in the background. Everything that can and has been lost, some even donated by Transport for London’s own lost property offices, neatly labelled ...

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