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Review: Best of BE Festival

As the first visiting production of HOME's inaugural, off-site season, Best of BE Festival assimilates faultlessly into their host's makeshift occupancy of Number ...

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Review: Amsterdam

Colanders, mini lightsabers and slanted furniture give an interesting aesthetic to Chanje Kunda’s new play Amsterdam, which mixes drama with performance poetry ...

Michael Shelford as Private James Smith. Photo: Ian Tilton

Review: Early One Morning – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

'Early One Morning' is a play written by Les Smith. It was commissioned by the Octagon Theatre in 1998 to mark the ...

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Review: Best of BE Festival

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Review: Amsterdam

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 2
Michael Shelford as Private James Smith. Photo: Ian Tilton

Review: Early One Morning – The Octagon Theatre,

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Review: Hamlet

Weary, if profitable, this overwrought production does not compliment Maxine Peake’s unique, genderless frailty as Hamlet, writes Benjamin Monk

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Review: Best of BE Festival

Benjamin Monk feasts on the best of Birmingham’s European theatre festival at HOME

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Review: Juke Box Baby

Get in the mood for Rock’n’Roll at Salford Arts Theatre and forget those dreary Autumn nights.

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Review: Amsterdam

Chanje Kunda excels in her one-woman show at the Contact Theatre

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Review: Lee Evans

Andy van den Bent-Kelly heads to the Phones 4u Arena to see if one of the country’s best-known comedians can still deliver with his new Monsters Tour

Michael Shelford as Private James Smith. Photo: Ian Tilton

Review: Early One Morning – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Luke Sharma attends a heart-rending production of Early One Morning at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

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Review: Eric and Little Ern

Eric and Little Ern failed to bring sunshine to Benjamin Monk.

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Chanje Kunda – the Renaissance Woman

Nicole Tamer interviews the talented poet, dancer and performer, Chanje Kunda.

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Are you afraid of the dark? Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby – a night at the theatre of Samuel Beckett

Caution: this is not for the faint-hearted. It’s not gruesome or terrifying, but Samuel Beckett’s trilogy of short plays on offer at The Lowry plunge you into the heart of Absurdism.

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What’s on

October will be an exciting month for the Manchester theatre scene and the theatre section will not be short of reviews and interviews. Here’s a what to expect in the next two weeks.

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Review: Romeo and Juliet

A story of more woe – Richard Smith reviews the first HOME production and old classic Romeo and Juliet.

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Get on Board: University of Manchester Drama Society

Fancy a bit of drama? The Students’ Union offers a variety of performance societies, stay tuned every week to find out more about the people in front and behind the scenes.