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ENDGAME – Manchester

In Manchester, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

A curtain featuring pretty painted seaside picture lifts slowly to reveal Tom Piper’s suitably grimy set – rusty, damp and closed off from the world. There are two small windows offering a peek outside, but you’ll need a ladder to reach them and a cloth to clean them. Samuel Beckett’s Endgame is an extraordinary piece of writing, a classic of modern theatre and this collaboration between the Citizens Theatre and HOME is as vital and as macabre as it should be.

Glasgow Arches’ closure is devastating for Scotland’s theatre scene

In Features, News, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

The news that the Arches in Glasgow has gone into receivership and cancelled all future events with immediate effect from Wednesday 10 June 2015 is not only devastating for Glasgow’s theatre scene.

It is a body blow to the whole of Scottish theatre, one which will have repercussions all over the country and, it is not hyperbole to say, around the world.

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Review: Lardo (Old Red Lion Theatre)

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The bottom seems to have dropped out of wrestling: not so big on the telly any more, and it never generated a ‘Rocky’ style movie franchise.  The bottom has nearly dropped out of Daniel Buckley’s sagging leotard in Lardo too as he plays a naïve Glasgow chub whose dreams, as well as his nuts, get crushed in […]

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