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Ockram’s Razor: This Time – The Lowry, Salford

Directors: Charlotte Mooney & Alex Harvey Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The examination of the inter-generational is the driving force of Ockram’s Razor’s new show. A company specifically interested in aerial work their shows lie somewhere between physical theatre and circus with simplicity running through its core. This Time is a piece that wants to explore different ages, bodies, and the idea ...

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Your Toys – The Lowry, Salford

Devised by Slot Machine Theatre Directors: Nicola Blackwell, Fiona Creese and Nick Tigg Reviewer: Jay Nuttall “Bring your toy to the theatre” says the blurb, “we’ll take it, and all the other toys on a gigantic adventure”. The marketing is great and the premise of this show is wonderful. A family show for five-to-nine-year-olds, you can bring a prized possession ...

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Imbalance – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Imbalance

Creators: Joli Vyann & Jonathan Lunn Choreographer: Jonathan Lunn Reviewer: Glen Pearce As debate continues about the etiquette of, and some audience’s seemingly inability to, switching off social media while watching theatre, it's perhaps timely that the Joli Yvann company explore our obsession of our online virtual addiction. As the auditorium lights fade a couple are sat at a table, ...

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Imbalance – Exeter Phoenix

Imbalance

Creators: Joli Vyann and Jonathan Lunn Choreographer: Jonathan Lunn Reviewer: Christy Ku   Imbalance fuses dance, acrobatics and circus into a show that seeks to explore society’s obsession with technology. The argument that electronics are driving people away from each other and how society would be better without them (despite the huge benefits they bring to the world) is overdone. ...

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Latitude Festival: Strike!

deviser: Keziah Serreau and the company Director: Keziah Serreau Choreographer: Ivan Blackstock Reviewer: Craig Barber As a certain well-known Tennessee singer sang at another musical festival recently, ''9 to 5: what a way to make a living''. Anyone who has ever felt trapped working the daily routine in an office will find a deep resonance with Keziah Serreau’s Strike!, a ...

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Latitude Festival Preview: Strike!

Latitude Festival always seems to have a slight Circus atmosphere. The helter-skelter and the various big tops creating a carnival atmosphere - and that’s not even mentioning some of the extravagant outfits by festival goers. Circus has also proved to be a big hit on the programme with companies such as Circa thrilling audiences with their acrobatic feats. Last year ...

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Ockham’s Razor: Not Until We Are Lost – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Alex Harvey, Tina Koch and Charlotte Mooney Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] Ockham’s Razor’s latest offering ‘Not Until We Are Lost’ takes the audience out of the passive safety of their seats and thrusts them directly into the heart of the action. Audience members are encouraged to wander the vast space of the Quays Theatre and are drawn to various ...

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1 Beach Road – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Solveig Holum Director: Sabina Netherclift Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] This is the tough yet sentimental story of two women and their efforts to hold on to their dreams even when set against the full forces of nature. Victoria and Jane meet and decide to set up a bed &breakfast overlooking the beach on the Norfolk coast. At first the ...

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