Monthly Archives: July 2016

Table for Six – Dining on Monologues

‘Pull up a chair in the Royal Exchange Great Hall, glance over the menu and order a monologue to your table.  The Young Company return with a theatrical experiment – written, directed and performed by members of the company, Table for Six turns the Great Hall into a bubbling pot of activity, with six new pieces fresh… Continue Reading →

Maids of Suburbia

Maids of Suburbia, at the Kings Arms for Greater Manchester Fringe, reunites actor Victoria Scowcroft and writer Anita Gandolfo who worked together on Sugared Armour for JB Shorts 14. There are two characters, Caroline and Angela, and Victoria plays them both.  Caroline has made it, with a lovely house, private school for her kids and expensive holidays.  But… Continue Reading →

Beyond Caring

Plays such as Beyond Caring, brought to HOME Manchester from 13 – 16 July by Alexander Zeldin and Company, tread a very fine line between great theatre and complete pointlessness.  The pace on the bleak, concrete set is slowed down, and much of what we take for granted in our lives stripped away.  It’s meant to… Continue Reading →

Senseless Romance

It’s a fascinating play, is Senseless Romance from People Zoo Productions, written by Gavin Shankland and directed by Joe Mellor.  The real time action takes place over a short time, but each scene is repeated again and again, with subtle differences, both revealing what is in each character’s mind and offering alternative outcomes depending on… Continue Reading →

Take Back Togetherness

Sometimes theatre blogs are not about criticism, but about recording the fact that an event actually happened.  On Sunday 10th July, Take Back Theatre put on Take Back Togetherness at the Royal Exchange.  This was a response to the referendum vote to leave the EU, and was put together in the following two weeks.  Call out… Continue Reading →