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Inside Bitch – The Royal Court, London

Conceived by: Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson Devised with: Lucy Edkins, Jennifer Joseph, TerriAnn Oudjar and Jade Small Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Early March is proving to be an important period for new shows based on the experience of prison. The Young Vic has the fictional Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis set in America, while a well-scheduled companion ...

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Maggie May the Musical – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book and Lyrics: Bob Eaton   Lyrics and Music: Sayan Kent Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Victoria Morris Liverpool’s Royal Court is renowned for its Liverpudlian themed theatre, attracting local audiences and giving the ‘scouse’ people what they want, and Maggie May the Musical, despite its flaws, certainly ticks that box. The musical, written and directed by Bob Eaton, whose credits include ...

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The Woods – The Royal Court – London

Writer: Robert Alan Evans Director: Lucy Morrision Reviewer: Nina Reece A cabin in the woods is the setting for a play in which a mother cares for her only son. Or is it? As Robert Alan Evans’s ‘Woman’, Lesley Sharp gives yet another outstanding performance. The clarity she brings to a role that swerves from cabin-bound witch to guilt-racked Deep ...

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The Ruby Slippers – Royal Court Studio, Liverpool

Writer: Emma Culshaw and David Paul Director:  Craig Ryder Reviewer: Abbie Rippon As part of Liverpool Pride 2018, the Studio at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre is celebrating with a week’s run of Break a Leg Productions The Ruby Slippers. Set in a struggling drag club in Blackpool, The Ruby Slippers follows the story of club owner Raz (played by James Rogerson) ...

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B – Royal Court, London

Writer: Guillermo Calderon Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Is radical change ever possible without violence? For revolutions to successfully cause a shift in the fabric of society, surely collateral damage is inevitable, in some cases even desirable; the French wiped out their entire ruling class to change their political structure, the British sheepishly beheaded a King (for all the ...

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Escaped Alone – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Caryl Churchill’s new play, produced by The Royal Court in London, is venturing on a small tour after playing two sold out runs in London. A small tour it may be – taking in Salford, Cambridge and Bristol – but it has just returned from a visit stateside after two weeks ...

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Minefield – The Royal Court, London

Writer and Director: Lola Arias Reviewer: Deborah Parry Most of us will only ever see war through the eyes of the media and not our own on the battlefield. There is something particularly powerful then about hearing first-hand accounts of veterans within a theatre – Minefield brilliantly utilises the medium for this purpose, reminding us that the political is personal. ...

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NEWS: First Theatre acts announced for Latitude 2016

In an effort to clear the winter blues and turn minds towards the summer, organisers have today [3 March 2016] announced first details of the theatre and arts line up for the 11th edition of Latitude Festival. Taking place from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July 2016 at Henham Park, Suffolk. Latitude Festival 2016 will have the theme ‘Love Thy ...

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