Next week marks a new chapter for Arrows & Traps, as they present The White Rose, the first original play written by Arrows founder and artistic director Ross McGregor.
Light and frothy it may be, but there’s something about Stepping Out that strikes a chord and may even bring a tear to the eye. But all that aside, it’s also great entertainment.
The Night Alive is a poignant, humorous and intriguing portrayal of five unhappy people whose lives are changed in one fateful moment.
Ross McGregor’s latest adaptation is faithful to the source material, though there is the inclusion of music at various junctures to accentuate the ‘scenes of merriment’.
While Three Sisters perhaps lacks a little of the cinematic grandeur we’ve seen in Arrows and Traps’ earlier work, this is still, without doubt, a stylish and beautifully acted piece of storytelling.
With some super performances, smart direction and staging, this is a production that is well worth seeking out.
Every second of Pauline’s journey of self-discovery from her pub in Oldham to Brazil in Two Little Dickie Birds is fraught with either ridiculous catastrophe or mundane daily life.
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