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GM Fringe – Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

July 17, 2014

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It’s a marked contrast walking from the July sunlight outside to the dark basement of Joshua Brooks’, and it’s a contrast only heightened by the claustrophobic conditions endured by the three characters being held hostage in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Meeting American Adam (Alastair Gillies) and Irishman Edward (Richard Patterson), we’re introduced to their world: […]

Posted in: Theatre

Preview: 24:7 – The Perfect Ten

July 16, 2014

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24:7 has come a long way from its beginnings back in 2004. Ten years on, the festival goes from strength to strength attracting audiences from far and wide with it’s programme of talent. 24:7’s latest season is about to get underway, and enthusiasm and creatively were certainly at an all time high at the preview […]

Posted in: Theatre

GM Fringe 2014: Be My Baby

July 11, 2014

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Amanda Whittington’s 1998 play, Be My Baby, is the first production from Manchester’s newest, and all-female theatre company, Asphalt Roses. Be My Baby tackles the problems of teenage pregnancy in 1960’s England. Four teenage girls find themselves in an institution for unmarried mothers. Illegitimate babies are born under the watchful eye of the matron, and […]

Posted in: Theatre
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