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The Events – Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester

Writer: David Greig Director: Dan Sherer Reviewer: Michael Gray First seen in 2013, and inspired at least in part by the Anders Breivik massacre of the year before, David Greig's powerful piece has been revived many times since. Dan Sherer's production in the Mercury Studio is intensely visceral, its impact enhanced by the intimacy of the staging. James Cotterill's set ...

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Manchester’s HOME announces new venue for the Autumn Season

The organisation which has seen the merger between The Library Theatre and Cornerhouse has announced its Autumn season will take place at Number One First Street – a vast contemporary office space which overlooks the company’s new £25m city centre home (which is on schedule to open in Spring next year.) The first of the three productions in the pop-up ...

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The Events – The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Written by accomplished playwright David Greig, The Events confronts a myriad of difficult and dark issues in a quest to answer the ultimate philosophical question 'Why?'. We meet central character Claire, a priest, who is attempting to deal with the aftermath of an atrocity. Held at gun point at a community ...

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The Events – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Anna Ambelez How do communities and individuals heal after traumatic violence? This production deals with that scenario and one individual in particular; a parish priest called Claire (Amanda Drew). While taking the choir in the village hall, an armed young man (Clifford Samuel) enters and fires. He is discriminating towards his victims, which ...

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The Events – Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Dramaturgs: Oda Radoor &Brigitte Auer Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Jacqui Onions The Eventsfollows the aftermath of a terrible tragedy and Claire's struggles to come to terms with and understand what happened, exploring her resulting fixation with The Boy who perpetrated the events. Covering themes including forgiveness, inclusivity, multiculturalism and immigration to name but a few, The Events ...

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The Events – Corn Exchange, Brighton

Director: Ramin Grey Writer: David Grieg Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands On stage; a set of empty benches, a stack of familiar looking plastic chairs, a stainless steel tea urn and in the corner, a battered upright piano. We know this room, this room is familiar to us. This is where our kids have birthday parties, we meet here for AA meetings ...

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The Events – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: David Grieg Music: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3] The Events takes a fast paced, lyrical approach to the contentious topic of mass murder and its impact on the lives of those left behind. The resulting production is not as depressing as this may sound, but rather a broad reaching analysis of the range of emotions ...

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The Events – The Studio, Birmingham REP

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2] On 22nd July 2011, Anders Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo, killing eight people. He then went on to carry out a mass shooting at a camp of young people, killing another 69. The Events is a response to that time. It tells the story of Claire, a gay female ...

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