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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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Friday, September 28, 2018

The Last Seam review at Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – ‘moving and funny’ by Tracey Sinclair

Cast’s verbatim show The Last Seam may be focused on the closure of Yorkshire’s Hatfield Colliery in 2016, but its stories of

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Where We Began review at Live Theatre, Newcastle – ‘timely and compelling’ by Tracey Sinclair

A Handmaid’s Tale for immigration, SBC Theatre’s new production Where We Began is an urgent, angry examination of the idea of home

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints review at Live Theatre, Newcastle – ‘combines plenty of laughs with real emotional heft’ by Tracey Sinclair

Two men meet in a pub for a drink. The premise of Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints is remarkably simple, yet from it

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things at Alphabetti Theatre by Tracey Sinclair

A group hug? Tracey Sinclair reviews a devised work by new North East company Circ Motif. The post Review: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things at Alphabetti Theatre appeared first on Exeunt…

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Review: When the Boat Comes In at South Shields Customs House by Tracey Sinclair

Little but hard choices: Tracey Sinclair reviews a stage adaptation of James Mitchell's TV series. The post Review: When the Boat Comes In at South Shields Customs House appeared first on Ex…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Summer Holiday review at Theatre Royal, Brighton – ‘entertaining, if undemanding’ by Tracey Sinclair

Based on the 1963 film – with some added Cliff Richard hits thrown in – Summer Holiday is an amiable if unmemorable

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Friday, June 29, 2018

DoppelDanger review at Marlborough Theatre, Brighton – ‘surreally funny’ by Tracey Sinclair

Inspired by Shamira Turner, Eugenie Pastor’s real-life experiences of frequently being mistaken for one another, DoppelDanger is a surreally funny show about identity.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review: The Case of the Frightened Lady at Theatre Royal, Brighton by Tracey Sinclair

A certain charm in their reliability... Tracey Sinclair reviews the latest show from the Classic Thriller Theatre Company. The post Review: The Case of the Frightened Lady at Theatre Royal, …

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Your Fringe Show Reviewed by Tracey Sinclair

Fringe season is upon us, so Tracey Sinclair has canvassed theatre critics to compile this guide to how shows can maximise their chances of getting reviewed. The post A Beginner’s Guid…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: Legally Blonde The Musical at the Theatre Royal Brighton by Tracey Sinclair

A tough act to resist: Tracey Sinclair falls for the big-hearted charm of Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin’s stage adaptation on its national tour. The post Review: Legally Blonde The …

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Review: Magnus Volk’s Electric Train of Thought at Brighton Fringe 2018 by Tracey Sinclair

Tracey Sinclair reviews a one man show about an ingenious stretch of coastal electric railway The post Review: Magnus Volk’s Electric Train of Thought at Brighton Fringe 2018 appeared firs…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review: DollyWould at The Old Market, Brighton by Tracey Sinclair

Brains and guts beneath glitzy excess: Sh!t Theatre's love letter to Dolly Parton is gloriously chaotic fun. The post Review: DollyWould at The Old Market, Brighton appeared first on Exeunt …

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Brainville at Night review at the Warren, Brighton – ‘sensitively handled play about dementia’ by Tracey Sinclair

Revived for Brighton Fringe after a well-received run at the Old Red Lion in 2014, the Dot Collective’s Brainville at Night, staged

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Rope at Brighton Fringe 2018 by Tracey Sinclair

'Mounting claustrophobia': Tracey Sinclair reviews Patrick Hamilton's classic, as part of the Brighton Fringe 2018. The post Review: Rope at Brighton Fringe 2018 appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review: Why I Had to Leave the North at Brighton Fringe 2018 by Tracey Sinclair

Fancy hats and flower arranging: Tracey Sinclair reviews comedian Simon Topping’s solo show. The post Review: Why I Had to Leave the North at Brighton Fringe 2018 appeared first on Exeu…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review: Hymns for Robots at Brighton Fringe by Tracey Sinclair

A sonic pioneer: Noctium Theatre tell the story of the woman who created the Doctor Who theme tune (and much more). The post Review: Hymns for Robots at Brighton Fringe appeared first on Exe…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Son of a Preacher Man review at Brighton Theatre Royal – ‘gutsiness and verve’ by Tracey Sinclair

Directed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, new musical Son of a Preacher Man is a frothy confection that revisits Dusty

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Last Ship review at Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne – ‘a tour de force’ by Tracey Sinclair

It has been something of a rough journey for Sting’s debut musical The Last Ship to end up docked on Tyneside, its

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Of Mice and Men review at Theatre Royal, Brighton – ‘an underpowered adaptation’ by Tracey Sinclair

Selladoor Productions’ new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era classic has its heart in the right place, but is hampered by a plodding

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Strangers on a Train review at Theatre Royal, Brighton – ‘stylishly designed’ by Tracey Sinclair

Craig Warner’s adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel (made famous by the Hitchcock movie), Strangers on a Train is a solid one.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Cinderella and the Beanstalk review at the Old Market, Hove – ‘heart, smarts and energy’ by Tracey Sinclair

Proving that there’s more to panto than celebrity casting and big budgets, Sleeping Trees’ Cinderella and the Beanstalk is small in scale

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