3.0★ ★ ★
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Endgame

A tragicomic masterpiece, but… sometimes seen as a ‘difficult’ and alienating play. I couldn’t have put it better than the programme notes in issuing ...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Kafka’s Monkey

Olivier award-winning actor Kathryn Hunter delivers a remarkable performance of one of Kafka’s most Kafkasque musings about an ape who ‘becomes’ a hum...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The genre-smashing, cliché-bashing success that was Maxine Peake’s Hamlet was always going to be a hard act for the Royal Exchange’s to follow. Sure e...
Around the World in 80 Days
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Around the World in 80 Days

The beating, 28 degree sunshine cooled down to a breezy summer evening with not a cloud in the sky. There were many things I wanted to do with my even...
Pests
2.0★ ★
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Pests

You know when you’re at school, and you’re forced to read a play and analyse every word to death, and it’s not until way later that you see it onstage...
The Way You Tell Them
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The Way You Tell Them

There’s something appealingly childlike and vulnerable about comic Rachel Mars – she made her name on the small fringe stages of London by turning up ...
Orlando
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Orlando

A bubbly bunch of fresh, fun actors and Max Webster’s beautiful production add up to an absolute treat at the Royal Exchange Theatre. It’s light, musi...
Kodo- One Earth Tour 2014- Legend
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Kodo: One Earth Tour 2014: Legend

Primeval, beautiful, visceral, explosive, bone-shaking, spine-thrilling, mind-freezing… just how many overblown adjectives will it take to show that y...
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The Many Apologies Of Pecos Bill

Fresh, short and engaging, with humour rippling through – Greg Wohead’s monologue show (plus musical accompanist) is just the sort of show you want to...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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The Fu Manchu Complex

Five East Asian actors “whiting up” to play posh, dago-hating Brits – it could be a biting, thought-provoking satire on racial stereotypes. The team b...