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JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN Review:

Danny Solomon as Angel Cruz in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

Shocking, powerful and darkly funny, JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN is a dark comedy about the contradictory nature of faith

Jake Murray makes a welcome return to his hometown of Manchester to direct the Northern Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN.

Set in America in 1998, JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN tells the story of 30-year-old bike messenger Angel Cruz who is awaiting trial for the shooting of a Reverend Kim, the leader of a religious ...

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Inspired by their super fan obsession, DOLLYWOULD by Sh!t Theatre is a bold, bouncy and bonkers celebration of all things Dolly Parton

DollyWould by Sh!t Theatre

Inspired by their super fan obsession, DOLLYWOULD is a bold, bouncy and bonkers celebration of all things Dolly Parton

Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit of Sh!t Theatre have never really been conventional. Whether it’s tackling the housing crisis in LETTERS TO WINDSOR HOUSE or with shaking up history with SHE BANGS THE DRUMS, the award-winning performance duo are famed for pushing the boundaries in wild and wacky ways. Their latest show DOLLYWOULD is no exception, even if the pair do des...

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Fusing text, music and movement with dance and design, THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK captivates the soul and ravishes the senses

Kneehigh's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

Kneehigh’s THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK. Photo Credit: Steve Tanner

With its dizzying fusion of text, music, movement, dance and design, THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK captivates the soul and ravishes the senses

If you aren’t familiar with Marc Chagall’s work before watching THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK, I’d recommend you Google him. Not because you need to have seen his paintings to appreciate Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic’s production, but because your experience will be richer because of it...

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Roland Schimmelpfennig's experimental and insightful play WINTER SOLSTICE delivers a timely warning

The cast of WINTER SOLSTICE

Roland Schimmelpfennig’s radical play WINTER SOLSTICE is a timely warning of how easy it is to be taken in by the deceptive face of extremism

I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of German dramatist Roland Schimmelpfennig before watching WINTER SOLSTICE its clear to see why he is the most performed playwright in Germany.

Written four years ago in response to the resurgence of the far right across Europe, Schimmelpfennig’s subtle yet radical play WINTER SOLSTICE feels as timely as ever, warning u...

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Theatre Review: HOT BROWN HONEY – HOME, Manchester

HOT BROWN HONEY at HOME, Manchester.

HOT BROWN HONEY at HOME, Manchester. Photo: Dylan Evans

Confronting and challenging perceptions of modern women, HOT BROWN HONEY is unlike anything you will have seen before

HOT BROWN HONEY is a group of six women who are out to make some noise – lots of noise! Throughout the show the audience are inspired to do the same.

Smoking hot, HOT BROWN HONEY confronts and challenges your perception of modern women in a performance which is unlike anything you will have seen before...

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Theatre Review: PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS – HOME, Manchester

The cast of PEOPLE. PLACES & THINGS. Photo: by Johan Persson

The cast of PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS.                                                               Image Credit: Johan Persson

If you only see one play this year, make sure it’s PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS

When Duncan Macmillan’s PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS first made its premiere at the National Theatre in 2015, the theatre world went wild...

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LETTERS TO MORRISSEY is a darkly comic and emotive coming-of-age story

Gary McNair in LETTERS TO MORRISSEY. Photo by David Moneith-Hodge

Powerful, funny and incredibly poignant, LETTERS TO MORRISSEY is a darkly comic and emotive coming-of-age story

Following its successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Gary McNair brings his one-man show LETTERS TO MORRISSEY to Manchester for a week long run at HOME.

LETTERS TO MORRISSEY starts back in 1997 with a lonely teenage McNair searching for understanding in a world of confusion...

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Theatre Review: Paul Auster’s CITY OF GLASS – HOME, Manchester

Jack Tarlton as Stillman in Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS by 59 Productions. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

Jack Tarlton as Stillman in Paul Auster’s CITY OF GLASS by 59 Productions. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

CITY OF GLASS is a bold, ambitious and high-tech piece of theatre which captures the crazy and claustrophobic nature of Auster’s original novella

If you’ve ever read Paul Auster’s CITY OF GLASS, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this multi-layered, metafictional mystery is too tricky to make the transition to the stage...

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Theatre Review: NARVIK – HOME, Manchester

Narvik presented by Box of Tricks Theatre

Joe Shipman as Jim Callaghan and the cast of Box of Tricks’ NARVIK. Image Credit: Decoy Media

NARVIK is a bold and powerful play about of love, guilt, heroism and betrayal

Over a year after its world premiere at Liverpool Playhouse Studio, Lizzie Nunnery’s acclaimed play NARVIK embarks on a national tour as part of Box of Tricks’ tenth anniversary season.

The enigmatic new play tells the story of Jim, a 90-year-old Liverpudlian who suffers a fall at his home...

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Theatre Review: The Emperor – HOME, Manchester

Kathryn Hunter in The Emperor. HOME

This gripping production of THE EMPEROR is a tour de force of theatrical story-telling

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

Following the international success of KAFKA’S MONKEY, Kathryn Hunter reunites with Colin Teevan and Walter Meierjohann to take on Ryszard Kapuściński’s extraordinary tale of corruption, greed and the collapse of absolute power.

Based on the 1978 book THE EMPEROR: DOWNFALL OF AN AUTOCRAT, THE EMPEROR tells the story of the decline and fall of the Ethi...

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