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12 July 2017
Theatre review - Ocho: The story told of bravery and the cast itself showed a brave approach to the work
17 May 2017
Theatre review: Ocho: Ocho tells the story of eight men from Hull who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Jane Thornton is a Bafta-winning playwright who has worked with local historians and relatives of the eight men to weave together this fascinating tale, not only of the men but of the wives they left behind.
10 May 2017
'Fracked!' is an interesting and topical play, and puts forward good environmental arguments against the use of fracking for our future energy sources
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
18 January 2017
The Seven Acts of Mercy: It's unlikely this work will get the same exposure as 'I, Daniel Blake', for example. But for those who do get the chance to see it - the voice of the dispossessed speaks loud and clear, and the desire to rid the world of capitalist exploitation once and for all rings out for all to hear.
19 October 2016
Theatre - Dare Devil Rides to Jarama: "Adelante!" A moving, funny and inspiring account of the life of Clem 'Dare Devil' Beckett. A great feat considering the cast is just two people, but it portrays with realism dirt track races, mass protests and war.
14 September 2016
Theatre - 'Dare Devil Rides to Jarama': The 1930s was a decade sharply divided between left and right. It was also a time when intrepid motorcycle racers stunned spectators with 'speedway' stunts. Socialist theatre company Townsend Productions combines the two in its upcoming show.
29 June 2016
Heavyweight commentary plus satire: If you're looking for a comedy that's whimsical and light-hearted, then maybe going to see the Nottingham-based 'Bread & Roses' theatre collective isn't for you.
15 June 2016
Theatre review - The Government Inspector: A fantastic achievement - fast paced, very funny, innovative and inclusive. The closest description might be a lost episode of Fawlty Towers - from 1836.
9 March 2016
'Tinned Goods' is a new drama set in the summer of 1984 during the lead-up to the largest women's march ever to take place on British soil. It is visiting theatres around Britain from 11 March.
24 February 2016
Theatre review: Iphigenia in Splott: Tremendous. That is the only way to describe Gary Owens' one-woman play "Iphigenia in Splott", directed by Rachel O'Riordan and starring Sophie Melville.
27 January 2016
Non-white actors, producers, and theatre and film makers are under-represented, as are women. Cuts in arts funding, and tuition fees in drama schools and universities, disproportionately affect us.
13 January 2016
Book review - Victor: An Unfinished Song: Before he died, in captivity, already injured, Victor Jara wrote a last poem, his unfinished song. When the workers of Chile and the world put an end to poverty, hunger and inequality, they will finish that song.
29 October 2015
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists / United We Stand
16 September 2015
Effie is a working class girl in an area of Cardiff hit hard by cuts. No work, no hope, shops boarded up, library and swimming pool closed, streets littered with dog shit.
24 June 2015
Writer Patrick Marber returns to the National Theatre after a long absence with a beautiful three-man show set in the desperate, passionate and quasi-religious world of a non-league football club.
19 November 2014
Around 1,200 people attended the Socialist Party's recent discussion and debate event, Socialism 2014
12 November 2014
It is the summer of 1972, two years into a Tory government, and building workers take strike action against the 'Lump' - the use of cash-in-hand non-union labour in the building industry, writes Reviewed by Kate Jones, Socialist Party Wales.
24 September 2014
Theatre review: Worthing in Sussex always re-elected Tory MPs in the past and worship of the blessed Margaret Thatcher is widespread, writes Derek McMilllan.
17 September 2014
Theatre review: We're Not Going Back is a musical comedy set during the 1984-85 miners' strike. You follow the story of three sisters, all completely different, but united by one cause, to set up a branch of Women Against Pit Closures
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