Posts Tagged ‘alra’

Alra’s 1984 – plusgood with some ungood

The voice announces not only that the theatre is open, but also that this is the first performance since a recent refurbishment.  The theatre space at Oldham Library can truly be described as a hidden gem; seating around 80 in comfortable benches, and with a decent sized acting space with good if basic lighting, this… Continue Reading →

Vernon God Little at ALRA

Having seen ALRA twice before (Red Noses at RNCM and Spur of the Moment at Re:Play), it was good to see an ALRA production at ‘home’ at The Mill at the Pier in Wigan.   Vernon God Little tells the story of 15 year old Vernon whose best friend Jesus kills his classmates.  Vernon then goes… Continue Reading →

Two extremes at Re:play

My second visit to the Re:play festival at the temporary HOME is a tale of two extremes. ‘The Dumb Waiter’ is an intense, sometimes confusing and at times uncomfortably silent portrayal of two very different hit men waiting for details of their next job.  Initially performed in the basement of the King’s Arms, the First Street… Continue Reading →