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Everything I See I Swallow – The Lowry, Salford

Writers and performers: Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Commissioned for The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival – their biannual festival for ‘the compulsively curious’, now in its second year – Everything I See I Swallow explores a mother-daughter relationship focusing on sexuality, ‘coming of age’, and using aerial rope and Japanese Shibari – ancient and erotic rope bondage. This ...

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Antigone – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Sophocles Adaptor: Christopher Adams Director: Tamsin Shasha Reviewer: Lizz Clark What will change in the future, and what will stay the same? Taking an ancient story into the next century and beyond, Actors of Dionysus show us that Antigone's themes are timeless and universal: family, pride, and power. In the aftermath of a bloody conflict, new ruler Creon labels ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Helen – Sweet St Andrew’s

Actors of Dionysus - Helen

Writers: Jonathan Young and Tamsin Shasha Director: Jonathan Young Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle   Walking into to the stunning St. Andrew’s Church, it’s a striking first impression to see a tilted four poster bed constructed from scaffolding, with silks across the top and draped in luxurious silk crisp white bedding. Said bed forms the epicenter of Helen, for the ...

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Lysistrata – Buxton Opera House

Lysistrata - Actors of Dionysus

Writer: Aristophanes Adaptor: David Stuttard Director: Tamsin Shasha Reviewer: Jim Gillespie 2500 years after it’s original performances, Lysistrata reaches Buxton courtesy of the Actors of Dionysus. The company have made their name adapting ancient Greek plays for modern audiences for over two decades, tending to focus on the more celebrated tragedies of classical Greek theatre. Lysistrata sees them take on ...

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AoD: Helen – The Lowry, Salford

Co-devised by Tamsin Shasha and Jonathan Young Director: Jonathan Young Reviewer: Peter Jacobs AoD (Actors of Dionysus) was founded in 1993 to put modern flesh on the bones of ancient Greek drama. Helen is their take on the story of Helen of Troy and reimagines her within a modern political conflict setting. Helen’s story trails away after her return from ...

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