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Back Down – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Steve Camden Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Luke and his improbably named girlfriend Leia are off to university in Leeds, a long way from their homes in Birmingham, and leaving their old lives behind – as Luke often says, ‘A new chapter…’. Luke’s best friends from school, Zia and Tommy, decide to give him memorable send-off – they ...

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Circles – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Rachel De-lahay Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Spanish philosopher George Santayana is often misquoted as saying, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, and this effectively describes the three women at the heart of Circles. Phyllis, a careworn lady in her fifties, and her daughter, Angela, are both damaged, physically and mentally, ...

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The Mother – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Mother continues Birmingham REP’s festival, Epic Encounters, that celebrates the work of German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht and is curated by Mark Ravenhill. The Mother is based on Maxim Gorky’s 1906 novel of the same name. Written in 1930/1, the play contained ten songs, later expanded to 13. In ...

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366 Days of Kindness – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Bernadette Russell &Gareth Brierley Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Seb Farrell Can Kindness Change the World? A question we’re asked more than once during the course of this unusual and reflective piece of fringe style theatre. Moved by the London riots in 2011, Deptford based Bernadette Russell took it upon herself to spend every day in 2012 undertaking at least ...

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A Christmas Carol – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Charles Dickens, adapted by Bryony Lavery Music and lyrics: Jason Carr Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: James Garrington Following the success of last year’s Wind in the Willows, this year the REP have chosen for their Christmas production the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Arguably his most famous work, Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, in a period when ...

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