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Review: The Lodger

1927: The end of silent film is nigh, and the dastardly sound—or 'talkie'—picture is ready to pounce. In the same year, British ...

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Review: Secret Theatre: A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Relentless buzz has stalked Secret Theatre from the Lyric Hammersmith to the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond, with any expectation of secrecy now ...

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Review: The Events

The Events does not investigate, as widely reported, the Anders Breivik shootings. The far-right militant killed 77 people—likewise, this play probes an ...

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Review: The Lodger

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 1
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Review: Secret Theatre: A Series of Increasingly Impossible

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 2
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Review: The Events

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 3
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Review: The Lodger

Tom Bruce was highly entertained by the screen-to-stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s The Lodger

Photo: David Levine

Review: The Events

In the final week of a globetrotting tour, The Events remains David Greig’s and Ramin
Gray’s shattering masterpiece, writes Benjamin Monk

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Review: Secret Theatre: A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Benjamin Monk found Secret Theatre’s Edinburgh hit to be dizzying, life-affirming elation

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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.