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Kickstarting the Fringe

July 30, 2014


Manchester Theatre Award winners Lass Productions are back with their first show since leaving the Lass O’Gowrie and the clock is ticking.. Othello has been transplanted to the modern day and into the backstabbing boardrooms of Venezia FC – a platform Lass Productions believes is more relevant than ever for Othello’s  immortal themes of professional jealousy, reputation, rage […]

24:7: Stuff

July 23, 2014


Mick Cooper’s Stuff presents an increasingly common dilemma around contraception and IVF treatment. Toby and Jess are unable to conceive a child. Meanwhile, their zany friend Xav is dying of a brain tumour – as a parting ‘gift’ he has frozen some of his sperm and is willing to donate it to the couple.. You […]

24:7: The Lives and Loves of Vera Dymond

July 21, 2014


It’s a busy month in Manchester – not only do have The Greater Manchester Fringe popping up at various venues, but we also have the tenth batch of plays from 24:7 Theatre Festival. Always championing new and existing talent, the 24:7 festival’s offerings have always been diverse tackling a variety of topics and methods of […]

GM Fringe 2014: Len Johnson: Fighter

July 18, 2014


A lost slice of Manchester’s past has come back to life in Salford this week. Len Johnson: Fighter tells the story of a boxer, possibly one of the greatest boxers of our time, denied the chance to fight for any titles due to the colour of his skin. After his retirement, he finds himself embroiled […]

GM Fringe – Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

July 17, 2014


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: […]

Preview: 24:7 – The Perfect Ten

July 16, 2014


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 […]

GM Fringe 2014: Be My Baby

July 11, 2014


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 […]