Category: Theatre

  • Punchdrunk – The Drowned Man

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    Punchdrunk – The Drowned Man

    A Punchdrunk aficionado must… wander, explore, investigate, absorb, read, be subsumed, watch, follow, snoop. Construct your own narrative. There is a short, general outline of a story handed to you as you enter the sensorially deprived world of The Drowning Man, along with your mask which you are to wear at all times – and talk…

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  • Creative Cow’s The Rivals – 5 star reviews

    I went to see Creative Cow’s production of Sheridan’s The Rivals at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield and loved it as did the rest of the audience. My parents went to see it at Buxton Opera House, where it received a standing ovation. Every review I’ve seen of it has been extremely favourable and so…

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  • Jerusalem

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    Jerusalem

    I have just recently seen this amazing play by Jez Butterworth in the run up to the Tony’s where it is nominated for six awards. I believe there were some small alterations to the script for the American audience of this very English play with very English issues and yet they were nevertheless, laughing until…

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  • Blood Brothers – New Blood…

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    Blood Brothers – New Blood…

    Sporty Spice, Melanie C has joined the cast of Blood Brothers as Mrs Johnstone. It will be interesting to see how well she copes. I’m sure she will be great for the show. There’s bound to be a lot of interest in a scouse spice Girl in such a scouse role. There are already reports…

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  • Illyria and the Three Musketeers – Huzzah!

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    Illyria and the Three Musketeers – Huzzah!

    This is a somewhat belated recommendation, as the season has ended, but should this  speedy romp ever energetically throw itself near your doorstep, then make sure you clasp your overflowing goblet close to your chest, ensure your preferred means of defence – sword, dagger, pistol – is well oiled and grab the nearest lusty knave…

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  • Illyria’s Dream

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    Illyria’s Dream

    I was convinced it would not rain. We’ve had the hottest weather in years and the cloud cover was moving relatively quickly so rain should not have been an issue. And it wasn’t in the first half. We had the odd smattering and so were told we had one minute to get our brollies up…

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