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Theatre Review: INTER_UPTED – The Lowry, Salford

Aditi Mangaldas Inter_upted

INTER_UPTED is an innovative transformative piece that questions the deteriorating reliability of the body

Celebrated Indian choreographer Aditi Mangaldas makes a welcome return to the stage with her new show INTER_UPTED, a high-octane piece which explores human vulnerability.

Performed by three musicians and seven dancers including Mangaldas, INTER_UPTED infuses the classical Indian form Kathak with 21st century sound, rhythm and light...

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Interview Exclusive: tutti frutti’s Wendy Harris Chats About WILD!

tutti frutti present WiLd! by Evan Placey. Image Credit: Brian Slater

Rhys Warrington stars in WiLd!, a new play by award-winning writer Evan Placey. Image Credit: Brian Slater

Frankly My Dear UK talk with tutti frutti Artistic Director Wendy Harris about their new play WiLd!

Following on from their acclaimed 2014 production of MONDAY’S CHILD which explored Alzheimer’s disease, theatre company tutti frutti return to the stage with their new play WILD!

Written by award-winning writer Evan Placey, WILD! tells the story of 10-year-old Billy who has been diagnosed...

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Theatre Review: Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Twelfth Night by Filter at HOME, Manchester

Wacky, wild and wonderfully weird, Filter’s wonderfully off-kilter production of Twelfth Night is well worth a watch

Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck on the shores of Illyria...

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THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Patrick Baldwin

Genevieve Barr and Arthur Hughes star in THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER. Image: Patrick Baldwin

THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER is an intimate portrait of loss, hurt and recovery

Following its premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jack Thorne’s new play THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER heads to Royal Exchange this week as part of a national tour. 

Directed by Amit Sharma, THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER tells the story of Phil and Alice, a young couple trying to understand their relationshi...

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Stage and Screen Legend Dame Angela Lansbury Honoured In New Show Looking for Lansbury

Looking For Lansbury copy

Fiona Jane Weston pays tribute to showbiz legend Dame Angela Lansbury in new show

Stage and screen legend Dame Angela Lansbury turns 90 years old on 16th October and there is no better way to celebrate the life and work of this remarkable woman than with a show.

Written by Fiona Jane Weston and Patrick Lambe, Looking for Lansbury looks back at the life of stage and screen icon Dame Angela Lansbury. From Auntie Mame to Murder She Wrote, Dame Angela Lansbury has graced our screens for over 60 yea...

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We Just Keep Going opens at Hen & Chickens Theatre

We Just Keep Going

We Just Keep Going starts its three week run at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington this week, starring Elle van Knoll, Hilary Tones, Sam Parks and Scott Westwood.

Written and produced by Elle van Knoll, We Just Keep Going is a touching play about love, family and the fraught relationship between mother and daughter. Watching her daughter Ruby (Elle van Knoll) grow into a young adult, Susan (Hilary Tones) must find a way to forge their fragile relationship before it’s too late...

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Sunday Shakespeare: Hamlet on Film

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

Donna Kelly takes a look back at five of the most famous adaptions of Hamlet on film

With Benedict Cumberbatch currently treading the boards as the Danish prince at the Barbican, the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is Hamlet.

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in medieval Denmark is arguably the Bard’s most famous and most-discussed play and it’s not hard to see why.

For those who have never read (or indeed seen)...

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In Interview: Lee Lomas, Managing Director of 1956 Theatre talks about Pudding Black

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Frankly My Dear chats with Lee Lomas of 1956 Theatre ahead of the opening night of his new original play Pudding Black.

Following the success of their first original production Juke Box Baby last year, 1956 Theatre are back with a brand new play called Pudding Black.

In true 1956 Theatre style, the team have taken the classic ‘whodunnit’ genre and given it a contemporary makeover.

Frankly, My Dear caught up with writer Lee Lomas (Managing Director of 1956 Theatre) to find out about the new play...

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The Influence of Online Film Reviews

Influence of Film Reviews

Just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they?

From theatre and book publishing to music and art, online reviews play a major role in predicting consumers’ tastes and influencing purchase behaviour. Within the movie industry, online reviews and word-of-mouth is strongly believed to be critical to film’s box office success. But just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they? Frankly, My Dear investigates with a little help from our readers…

The Power of Wor...

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War Horse: From Page to Stage

Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

How did National Theatre brought Michael Morpurgo’s book to life on stage?

What makes theatre so special is its ability to bring story to life. Unlike a film or a book, live theatre delivers a human-to-human experience and an intimacy between the actor and the audience. Theatre can entrance, suspend and open the creative imagination of the audience to the highest possibilities...

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