5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Manchester Collective: Sirocco

“It’s not a concert, it’s a chat!” proclaimed Abel Selaocoe during the performance that took place in Manchester on the 9th June at the Stoller Hall. ...
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 ...
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...
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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...
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3.0★ ★ ★
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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 ...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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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...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Seagull

Chekhov’s marvellous play The Seagull is performing at The Lowry as a superbly casted and insightfully updated rendition, and it retains its coldness ...
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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...