Backstage in Biscuit Land
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Backstage in Biscuit Land

Backstage in Biscuit Land provides an honest and heart-warming insight into the life of Jess Thom. Thom has Tourette's, a neurological condition which presents itself through verbal and physical tics. She we...
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Rules for Living

Christmas comes early to the 3 Bugs Fringe Theatre's production of Rules for Living, directed by William Jackson. Sam Holcroft's play is a farcical dinner party, bound by the ‘rules for living’ which are se...
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Institute

Institute is a performance I have hunted for some time. I have heard many a good thing about Gecko's touring production, and finally could see it for myself. Unlike a lot of work which is often pigeonholed i...
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Pride and Prejudice

I have seen several adaptations of famous films as of late. The most frustrating thing about seeing a theatrical retelling of a reasonably well known piece of culture which has associations is the replication o...
The Exorcist at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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The Exorcist

The Exorcist is hailed as being the originator of the mainstream horror genre: whether it be the 1971 novel, or the subsequent 1973 film. In John Pielmeier’s UK premiere adaptation, Chris is an actress just a...
Sleepwalk Collective's Domestica, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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Domestica

Sleepwalk Collective's Domestica is a hard hitting and monumentally epic take on a renegotiation with classical art. This classical art, in their own words, is 'the greatest crime ever committed'. An exclusion ...
Staring Out at Birmingham Repertory
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Starting Out

Starting Out is a showcase of five new short plays by women, for women. They tell of the struggles faced in the austerity age, and women are sidelined in work as a result of the changed economic landscape since...
Kneehigh's 946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

946 refers to the number of allied soldiers killed after communication errors left them vulnerable to an unexpected German E-Boat attack. Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo’s adaptation of the latter’s novel, i...
The Shawshank Redemption, Curve, Leicester
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Shawshank Redemption

Gary McCann creates an open, but barren Shawshank Penitentiary, allowing male relationships and human fragility to take centre stage in this adaptation of this Stephen King short story. Unfortunately, under dir...
The Rover RSC_2016
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The Rover

Aphra Behn lived a tumultuous life. She was a poet, translator, novelist, playwright, and, briefly, a spy. She was a feminist who embraced a rock and roll lifestyle. This certainly spills out into her play, The...