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Review: Purgatory

Rob Paterson’s play The Purgatory delighted the audience with dark themes while questioning morality, reality and mortality, writes Allie Liu

Photo: Jana and Heidi

Jana, the junior half of quirky mother and daughter show Jana and Heidi answers questions about university life, starting a career in comedy and her performance at the Lowry

Photo: Andy van den Bent-Kelly

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

Review: Othello

Frantic Assembly’s modern adaptation of Othello hits the nerve of the generation despite stereotypical gender portrayal, writes Camilla Lindner

Review: A Number

Churchill’s sobering play deals with delicate themes and achieves a rare harmony of almost all the theatrical aspects required for a production, writes Sam Ebner-Landy

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