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Reviews: Martin Freeman in Richard III

October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Richard III The Studio Theatre Trafalgar, directed by Jamie Lloyd. This theatre is modern in style. Comfortable seats rise directly from the stage itself, giving a closeness that is unusual, while intimacy of the space...

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Video: Alan Moore talks Robert Anton Wilson

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our great bearded magus of Albion, Alan Moore, talks a little about Robert Anton Wilson and the influence Wilson’s ‘rational approach to occutlism’ had on him when he was younger and introduced to it by...

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Theatre: a Note of Dischord

August 1, 2013 | 1 Comments

It’s Edinburgh in August and that means the frantically vibrant craziness of the world’s biggest arts festival (seriously, it is bonkers here in August, there’s nothing quite like it). Edinburgh University-based Theatre Paradok tells us...

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Science fiction: The City and the City on stage

February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arthur C Clarke award-winning author China Mi√©ville’s story is being performed by the Lifeline Theatre¬† in Chicago. The theatre company who has been entertaining for thirty years, have performed works such as Neverwhere by Neil...

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Reviews: V For Vendetta takes to the stage….

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Review by Matthew Chorlton – creator of The Fiction Stroker web site All photography by Laura Evans After the successful adaptation of The Ballad of Halo Jones by Manchester-based Scytheplays back in 2012, the Lass...

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V for Vendetta is writer Alan Moore and artist David Lloyd’s seminal comic series from the eighties. The story depicts a near-future police state in which a Fascist party called Norsefire hold power. It is...

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Reviews: Dead Static

January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dead Static A play by Steve Jordan Dead Static is a really nice piece of small theatre, performed with considerable ability, making the audience laugh at just the right times. It would be unfair to...

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Halo Jones was first put on as part of the growing number of live events taking place at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester. James Bacon reviewed it for the blog here, and Matt Badham...

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You may remember back at the end of 2011 and start of this year we blogged about well-known comic and science fiction friendly Manchester landmark the Lass O’Gowrie pub staging a theatrical version of Alan...

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Horror: The Hallowe’en Sessions

October 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

The Hallowe’en Sessions Written by Kim Newman, Stephen Volk, Maura McHugh, Anne Billson, Paul McAuley and Sean Hogan. Leicester Square Theatre, 29th October – 3rd November As one goes down from street level, just off...

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