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Theatre

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Review: Don’t Wake the Damp

Kill the Beast’s play allows the audience to explore the mind-set of four different types of characters through tropes, evacuations, and a mysterious monster masked as rising damp

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Review: B!RTH Festival’s India & China

Elise Gallagher tells us about some of the inpsiring plays premiering at The Royal Exchange as part of its B!RTH Festival

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Liang Trumps Judd in English Snooker Open final

Joe Murphy and Dan Turner went behind the scenes for a captivating week of snooker at the first ever English Open. Wenbo Liang lifted the trophy come the end of the tournament

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Review: Burning Doors

A piece of theatre that calls to action the artist in every audience member

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Review: Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons

An undeniably interesting question is posed to the audience of “Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons”; what would you say with just 140 words a day?

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Review: Rehearsal for Murder

The overall plot was compelling and built tension, but was let down by the poor performance style

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Review: 64 Squares

A game of chess brought to life like you’ve never seen before

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Review: Women’s Hour

An hour full of laughs, mocking and challenging the status quo

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Review: O No!

Driven by Yoko Ono’s art and message of love this play by Jaime Wood craves audience participation

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Review: Whose Sari Now

Whose Sari Now presents the audience with two intersectional struggles: fighting assimilation as an Asian woman and pushing to be understood, heard, and accepted as an Asian trans man

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Review: The Privileged

The Privileged is a true work of art: Full of daring techniques to subvert the audience-actor relationship and break the ice when discussing race, rule-breaking, and respect

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Review: Giselle

An innovative and haunting re-imagining of an old classic, Akram Kahn’s Giselle almost lives up to expectations, lacking only a clear sense of narrative