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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Review: The System, The Original Theatre Company by Matt Barton

Review: The System, The Original Theatre Company3.0Overall ScoreThe System is out to set a world record. The world record for “the longest, live single take with a steadicam.” We’re to…

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

GOAT Mcr festival: “Audiences like the danger of live theatre” by Matt Barton

Today we’re speaking to Evelyn Roberts, the mastermind behind a new Shakespeare festival in Manchester. It promises audiences some light relief and definitely no stuffyness. For all the di…

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Review: Bottom’s Dream and Twelfth Night, The GOAT Mcr by Matt Barton

Review: Bottom’s Dream and Twelfth Night, The GOAT Mcr 3.0Overall Score Manchester audiences don’t have to travel back in time to Ancient Greece to see live theatre in an amphitheatre. T…

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Joseph Charlton: “There’s a lot of older white male writers whose best work is behind them” by Matt Barton

The writer of Anna X, which stars The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Industry’s Nabhaan Rizwan talks to us about moving from the Vault Festival to a major West End theatre and putting certain p…

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Review: Outlier, Bristol Old Vic by Matt Barton

Review: Outlier, Bristol Old Vic 3.0Overall Score Gigs may currently be off, but this co-production with Old Vic Ferment fuses their kinetic atmosphere and music-informed storytelling into a…

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Review: LIT, Nottingham Playhouse by Matt Barton

Review: LIT, Nottingham Playhouse3.0Overall ScoreSomehow it’s already June. For schoolkids, the summer holiday is near. A time when you might find love, fall out of love, find new friends …

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

What’s the last year really been like for theatre critics? by Matt Barton

The temporary transfer of live to online theatre has changed the way many critics, like our own Matt Barton approaches and writes about it. Here, he considers whether we should be more lenie…

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Review: The Barn, The Turbine Theatre by Matt Barton

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Digital theatre: a delight or distraction? by Matt Barton

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Review: Money, Southwark Playhouse/ represent.theatre by Matt Barton

Review: Money, Southwark Playhouse/ represent.theatre3.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a member, with every penny going towards keeping AYT goin…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oxford Playhouse by Matt Barton

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Review: Stand Up 4 Women, Phoenix Arts Club by Matt Barton

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Friday, March 5, 2021

The Coalface of Crisis Comms: A Year in Theatre PR by Matt Barton

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Review: Circles, Living Record Festival by Matt Barton

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Michael Buffong: “Change has happened and will continue” by Matt Barton

In our latest interview, Matt Barton speaks to Michael Buffong, artistic director of Talawa, about their new digital series Tales from the Front Line, the future of theatre post-Covid, and T…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Review: Phoenix, English Touring Theatre by Matt Barton

Review: Phoenix, English Touring Theatre4.0Overall ScoreAs the country endures a second lockdown, Mike Bartlett’s audio drama revisits one of the biggest controversies of the first. His 17…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Review: PETRICHOR, ThickSkin Theatre by Matt Barton

Review: PETRICHOR, ThickSkin Theatre3.0Overall ScoreOver lockdown we’ve become accustomed to watching theatre through computer screens, but ThickSkin’s latest production asks its audienc…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Review: Macbeth, Big Telly Theatre by Matt Barton

Review: Macbeth, Big Telly Theatre 2.0Overall Score This is perhaps the most definitive proof yet that ‘The Scottish Play’ is cursed. Zoom has been the repurposed vessel for theatre’s …

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Georgia Leanne Harris: “We want Golden Goose to be a place where you can take risks” by Matt Barton

In our latest interview, Matt Barton interviews Georgia Leanne Harris, the artistic director of London’s newest theatre. They talk about opening a theatre in a pandemic, and Harris’s vis…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Review: Getting Close, Scenes for Survival, National Theatre of Scotland by Matt Barton

Review: Getting Close, Scenes for Survival, National Theatre of Scotland3.0StarsOne of the hardest struggles of lockdown has been staying connected to those you love or care about. Kathy McK…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Review: The Maid’s Room, Scenes for Survival, National Theatre of Scotland by Matt Barton

Review: The Maid's Room, Scenes for Survival, National Theatre of Scotland2.0StarsThe pandemic hasn’t halted theatre’s affinity with a good ghost story. This instalment in the National T…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum Theatre by Matt Barton

Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum Theatre4.0starsOne of a parent’s strongest instincts is to protect their child. James Fritz’s 2014 thriller Four Minutes Twelve Secon…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Review: Extraordinary Wall of Silence, HOME Manchester by Matt Barton

Review: Extraordinary Wall of Silence, HOME Manchester4.0starsWith such a regular focus on the oral performance in theatre – always interested in the details of the delivery of a line – …

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Review: The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, HOME Manchester by Matt Barton

Review: The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, HOME Manchester 3.0stars There are few more iconic or quintessential show business stars than Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Th…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 10:42AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Review: Plant Fetish, HOME, Manchester by Matt Barton

Review: Plant Fetish, HOME, Manchester2.0starsLike a perennial evergreen, Chanje Kunda’s Plant Fetish continues to flower at HOME since it first blossomed during January’s Push Festival.…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Oldham Coliseum Theatre by Matt Barton

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Oldham Coliseum Theatre 3.0stars There’s a tangible feeling of jovial warmth in the Oldham Coliseum for their Christmas pantomime, proudly described as “r…

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre