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Brassed Off – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Mark Herman Adaptor: Paul Allen Director: Conrad Nelson           Reviewer: Mel Duncan Revived in recognition of the 30-year anniversary of the 1984 miner’s strike, Brassed Off has been enjoying the limelight in performances, professional and amateur, up and down the country.  The poignant tale of a community brought to their knees by a Government not fully understanding the implications of decisions ...

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United We Stand – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Neil Gore Director: Louise Townsend Music: John Kirkpatrick Designer: Amy Yardley Reviewer: Ron Simpson Townsend Productions’ robustly imaginative brand of agitprop always combines a serious left-wing message with irreverent satire and an infectious sense of fun. United We Stand, now playing its last few dates following 2015’s extended tour, is part of the ongoing campaign on behalf of the ...

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United We Stand – Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Neil Gore Musical Director: John Kirkpatrick Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Sue Collier Louise Townsend’s Production of United We Stand is a two act play offering a highly entertaining account of the 1972 National Building Strike. The strike aimed to improve pay and safety conditions for those working in the building industry at a time when many builders died as ...

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The Thing About Psychopaths – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Ben Tagoe Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:2] The thing about psychopaths is that many of their behavioural traits can also be found within the upper echelons of the corporate world. That is the point Ben Tagoe sets out to make in his new play which has arrived at the recently-opened Park Theatre after a one-month tour around ...

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The Thing About Psychopaths – Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Ben Tagoe Director: Rod Dixon Designer: Signe Beckmann Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3] ‘Real men are in control of their destiny’, or real psychopaths as this new play by Red Ladder Theatre Company explores. The Thing About Psychopaths is an examination of how the human instinct to survive is changing in an increasingly capitalist society. The local company, Red Ladder, ...

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