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Baby Fever — Circles & Stalls

1 October 2019. Contact Theatre, Manchester at STUN Studios. What does success look like? Buying a house? Getting married? Having a baby? Contact Young Company’s new show Baby Fever grew out of an exploration of the value and relevance of … Continue reading

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Amélie – Manchester Opera House — THE PLAY’S THE THING

It seems that these days almost every good indie film is being turned into a musical and transferred to the stage. Some have been successful, with Waitress securing a prestigious, lengthy run on London’s West End. Others have been viewed … Continue reading

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The Suitcase, The Beggar & The Wind – Stockport Station (GM Fringe 2019) — THE PLAY’S THE THING

Platform 3 at Stockport train station may seem an odd location for a play, but it seems strangely fitting for Gare Du Nord Theatre‘s production, The Suitcase, The Beggar & the Wind, part of Manchester’s GM Fringe festival. In a … Continue reading

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When It Breaks It Burns – ColetivA Ocupação Bring Brazilian Political Activism to Moss Side — THE PLAY’S THE THING

“Let’s occupy the schools. Let’s occupy the streets. Let’s occupy the theatres. Let’s occupy everything.” ColetivA Ocupação is a collective group of students from various districts of São Paulo. Their lives were drastically altered by the high school occupations of … Continue reading

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Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Celebrating Shelagh Delaney in Her Salford Hometown

Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was a pioneering writer from Salford known for her brilliant plays based in the city, which continue to be widely performed today. Her work is accessible, down-to-earth and funny, and her writing addresses many issues which are … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem With Weird?

A blue mini pedals along atop the water, a man’s head catches fire, a woman rows her bed along with twin oars whilst lampposts erect from submergence like surfacing U-boats, and that’s before we even get to the flame wielding … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Golem (HOME, Manchester)

Date: 7 october 2015 Upstaged Rating:    I was thrilled to attend HOME in Manchester last night to watch the weird and wonderful production, GOLEM by theatre company 1927 Productions. Following rave reviews at the Young Vic and then the … Continue reading

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