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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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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: Under Milk Wood at Northern Stage, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

'Shiny baubles': Tracey Sinclair reviews Elayce Ismail's production of Dylan Thomas's radio play. The post Review: Under Milk Wood at Northern Stage, Newcastle appeared first on Exeunt Magaz…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Joe Douglas on becoming Live Theatre’s new artistic director: ‘I want us to be a real developer of talent’ by Tracey Sinclair

As his first play since taking over at Live Theatre opens, the artistic director tells Tracey Sinclair about his plans for building

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Clear White Light review at Live Theatre, Newcastle – ‘strong performances and emotional heft’ by Tracey Sinclair

Live Theatre’s artistic director Joe Douglas makes his directorial debut for the company with Clear White Light, Paul Sirett’s contemporary take on

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Future Bodies at Northern Stage, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Visions of the future: Unlimited Theatre and RashDash collaborate on a whirlwind of speculative scenarios on technology and the body. The post Review: Future Bodies at Northern Stage, Newcas…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Review: The Mountaintop at Northern Stage by Tracey Sinclair

A mountain of a man? Tracey Sinclair writes on the nuanced performances in the touring production of Katori Hall's play. The post Review: The Mountaintop at Northern Stage appeared first on …

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review: The Lovely Bones at Northern Stage by Tracey Sinclair

Loss of innocence: Tracey Sinclair reviews the first stage adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel. The post Review: The Lovely Bones at Northern Stage appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fans review at Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘enormous charm’ by Tracey Sinclair

An energetic mash up of theatre and live gig, Nina Berry’s Fans is an insightful and often very  funny exploration of the

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