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Stroker’s Picks: November

November 6, 2012

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There’s even more to keep you entertained and in the warm this winter from Manchester’s finest including the return of two firm favourites, and some new plays! Jordan – reviewed here The Kings Arms, Salford – until November 10th A modern day Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, Jordan tells the story of a mother driven to the […]

Lamp Oil – LIVE!

October 29, 2012

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Local Salford pub The Eagle Inn is nicknamed ‘The Lamp Oil’ by the locals. Ask any of them why and you will hear a different story from each. What follows is one version presented by House of Orphans and Working Progress as a haunted tale for Halloween. A suitability spooky venue and a very cold […]

Kafkaesque – LIVE!

October 29, 2012

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Influential and highly-regarded author Franz Kafka is brought to the stage in these four tales exploring what it means to be human. Writers Peter Farrah and Rob Johnston have updated and injected new life into these tales for Breathe Out Theatre. Written as four two-handers, over the course of the evening Katherine Godfrey and Adam […]

Onions Cry Too – LIVE!

September 28, 2012

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Four elderly gentlemen are trapped in a care home, doors and windows locked with the tea trolley provisions diminishing by the day. What is the point of existing outside these four walls? Under the sporadic and semi-conscious gaze of the mysterious Donald, God-fearing Alfred is stuck in the past, Bertie laments a lost love, and Charles […]

And All These Sleepless Nights Will Explode Tomorrow – LIVE!

September 9, 2012

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And All These Sleepless Nights will Explode Tomorrow is a dark comedy recently nominated for Best New Writing at the Buxton Fringe. As a crack appears in the road between the luxury flats and the social services hostel, the minds of the dead are seeping out of this crack to populate the living… The bizarre […]

The Bubbler – LIVE!

August 20, 2012

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Cathy Crabb’s The Bubbler, her successful play responding to the events of the 2011 riots, had a special performance last week as a fundraiser following a break in at the Black Lion in Salford. Money was split between the venue and to replace the money stolen from the Help for Heroes collection pots. I’m only sorry that […]

Edinburgh – The Northern Stage: Once in a House on Fire – LIVE!

August 19, 2012

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Thanks to a collaboration between the BBC and Arts Council England, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, from the comfort of my own home I was able to enjoy watching plays streamed live from the Northern Stage at St. Stephens in Edinburgh through a portal called The Space. An ambitious project to bring together the best […]

Edinburgh – The Northern Stage: What I Heard About the World – LIVE!

August 19, 2012

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Continuing the streaming from the Northern Stage at Edinburgh was a very unique experience coming from Sheffield-based Third Angel. As the world seems to get bigger, our understanding of it gets less reliable. How on earth can you know all the places you’ve been, let alone those you haven’t? Taking a long time in the […]

The Secret Diaries of a Teenage Queer – LIVE!

August 19, 2012

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Manchester’s Pride Festival kicked off on 17 August, bringing a programme of drama, dance, art and of course the Pride parade itself to Manchester in the coming days. In keeping wih the developing Fringe scene in Manchester, this year there seems to be even more events to engage and amuse over the course of the […]

Have a Very Nice Day – LIVE!

August 1, 2012

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An office. A small, yet functional office. Striving to succeed. A desperate office. Even the office plant is dying to get out. But can the staff? The Kings Arms saw an impressively packed opening night for the debut play by Barry Evans (perhaps better known for his work behind the One Play, One Day series – […]