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Monday, March 9, 2020

Sugar review at Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘unflinching drama about society’s failings’ by Tracey Sinclair

Following the success of filming their plays Rattle Snake and Key Change, Open Clasp Theatre returns to the format with Sugar, the

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Fitting review at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘scattered with moments of magic’ by Tracey Sinclair

Matt Miller is wearing a dress. Now a suit. Sometimes they feel better in one, sometimes the other. Sometimes they like to

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff review at Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘moving, rousing, triumphant’ by Tracey Sinclair

Artistic director Lorne Campbell’s final show at Northern Stage before he joins National Theatre Wales sees him returning to a theme that

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Ask Me Anything review at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne – ‘big-hearted show buoyed by beautiful music’ by Tracey Sinclair

With oceans of information available at your fingertips, is it actually any easier to find a real answer? Inspired by the magazine

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Present review at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘packed with humour and heart’ by Tracey Sinclair

While most Christmas shows are a glut of glitzy excess, Alphabetti Theatre’s Present (written and directed by artistic director Ali Pritchard) looks

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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Snow Queen review at Northern Stage, Newcastle – ‘packed with pleasing touches’ by Tracey Sinclair

Northern Stage’s new adaptation of the classic tale The Snow Queen is performed with charm, wittily scripted and beautifully designed – but

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Snow White review at the Customs House, South Shields – ‘delivers plenty of laughs’ by Tracey Sinclair

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Customs House returns to the story of its first panto, Snow White, with this crowd-pleasing production. An

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Friday, October 18, 2019

I Have Met the Enemy (and the Enemy Is Us) review at Byker Community Centre – ‘bold but uneven’ by Tracey Sinclair

A co-production with Northern Stage, Common Wealth’s I Have Met the Enemy (and the Enemy Is Us) is a bold and passionate

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

How Northern Stage and Common Wealth are creating theatre that ‘speaks to the heart of a people and place’ by Tracey Sinclair

Northern Stage and Common Wealth have created a new production with residents of Byker in Newcastle. The creators tell Tracey Sinclair how

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Terror From The Skies at Live Theatre, Newcastle – ‘a beautifully rendered slice of life’ by Tracey Sinclair

Moveable Feast’s new touring production, Terror From The Skies, is a skilfully executed solo show by artistic director Matthew Bellwood that uses

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Composed review at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne – ‘thought-provoking solo show’ by Tracey Sinclair

Rosa Postlethwaite’s one-woman show Composed is a spiky, fractured, insinuating thing. An examination of both what it is to work in theatre

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Friday, September 13, 2019

The Hound of the Baskervilles review at Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘a clever adaptation’ by Tracey Sinclair

Following a successful run for its locally relocated The War of the Worlds, the latest offering from Northern Stage’s NORTH programme is

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Dolly Mixtures review at Customs House, South Shields – ‘full of humour and heart’ by Tracey Sinclair

Big-hearted musical The Dolly Mixtures returns to The Customs House three years after its well-received premiere, staged as part of the theatre’s

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Alphabetti Theatre’s Ali Pritchard: “We want to be one of the best studio theatres in the country” by Tracey Sinclair

Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre founder and artistic director Ali Pritchard tells Tracey Sinclair about his search for a venue, moving towards longer runs

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Open Clasp: Celebrating 21 years of changing women’s lives through theatre by Tracey Sinclair

From the start, Open Clasp has sought to engage disenfranchised women. Co-founder and artistic director Catrina McHugh tells Tracey Sinclair how the

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Northern Stage’s Chris Durant: ‘I have had no formal training – it’s all been school of life’ by Tracey Sinclair

A childhood love of theatre has led Chris Durant to one of the most high-profile jobs in technical theatre at leading North

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Down to Zero review at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle – ‘Sympathetic and often very funny’ by Tracey Sinclair

Lizi Patch’s new play Down to Zero is a smartly written relationship drama, unusual in that it centres the experience of a

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Floorboards review at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle – ‘darkly comic tale of the underdog’s revenge’ by Tracey Sinclair

Following a successful run for Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers (which he co-wrote and co-starred in), Steve Byron returns to Alphabetti Theatre

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shine review at Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘a sharply observed coming-of-age story’ by Tracey Sinclair

Live Theatre associate artist Kema Sikazwe’s autobiographical solo piece mixes gig theatre with memoir. Utilising his talents as a rapper and singer,

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Review: BalletBoyz: Them & Us at Northern Stage by Tracey Sinclair

'Freed from traditional confines': Tracey Sinclair, self-proclaimed 'dance ignoramus', reviews a double bill from BalletBoyz. The post Review: BalletBoyz: Them & Us at Northern Stage app…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Review: It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night at Live Theatre, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

'Alan Bennett with funkier hair': Tracey Sinclair reviews a one-man show about political factionalism and punk music at Live Theatre's Elevator Festival. The post Review: It’ll Be Alt-Righ…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Review: Bizarre Love Triangle at Northern Stage by Tracey Sinclair

Taking it seriously: Tracey Sinclair reviews David Edwards' demystifying verbatim show about the realities of living with OCD. The post Review: Bizarre Love Triangle at Northern Stage appear…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Review: Wonderland at Northern Stage, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Mining the past: Tracey Sinclair writes on the nuanced portrayal of a 'fragile ecosystem' of men in Beth Steel's mining drama. The post Review: Wonderland at Northern Stage, Newcastle appea…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Review: No Miracles Here at Northern Stage, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Keep the faith: Tracey Sinclair reviews the The Letter Room's uplifting, music-filled performance about overcoming depression. The post Review: No Miracles Here at Northern Stage, Newcastle …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Strange meeting: Tracey Sinclair reviews Gary Kitching and Steve Byron's two-hander about men left behind by social systems. The post Review: Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers at Alphabetti Th…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Shy Manifesto review at Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘a strong solo performance’ by Tracey Sinclair

Is shyness an affliction? Or, in a world where we compulsively expose our inner selves to strangers on a daily basis, can

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Review: Christmas Crackers at Live Theatre, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Season's greetings: Tracey Sinclair reviews a warm-hearted quartet of short plays from emerging writers. The post Review: Christmas Crackers at Live Theatre, Newcastle appeared first on Exeu…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

A Christmas Carol review at Newcastle Castle – ‘a stunning setting’ by Tracey Sinclair

While it may not have the slick glossiness of Northern Stage’s festive centrepiece, Newcastle’s other production of A Christmas Carol certainly wins

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Friday, December 7, 2018

A Christmas Carol review at Northern Stage, Newcastle – ‘Energetically staged update of the classic Dickens tale’ by Tracey Sinclair

Northern Stage’s A Christmas Carol is an energetic, slick take on a classic, enlivened by a toe-tapping jazz-inspired soundtrack and bold design.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Review: don’t forget the birds at Live Theatre, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Real stories: Tracey Sinclair on Open Clasp's nuanced, heartfelt play looking at life after prison, based on the story of its real-life mother and daughter cast. The post Review: don’t…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It’s Different for Girls at Live Theatre, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

'I hope for better stories than these': Tracey Sinclair writes on the prevalence of violence against women as plot device in her review of She Production's devised play. The post It’s …

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