Coriolanus, Sheffield Crucible

The Stage. Coriolanus Crucible Sheffield March 2020

Those battle scenes are staged with an almost cinematic intensity – sirens blare, spotlights swoop over the audience, and the immersive nature of Stones’ set means that, depending on where you’re sat, a … Read more...

The Provoked Wife

‘When words fail and Brute rough-handles his spouse with rapine hands and, lingeringly, drunkenly, revoltingly kisses her to test her physical reaction for revulsion, the effect is shocking.’
– Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

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Coriolanus Shakespeare’s Globe 2006

Best of all, the final scene involves the hardly insubstantial Jonathan Cake in a stage dive worthy of a punk rock star.
British Theatre Guide

And when Coriolanus meets his demise, he does so in a spectacular and unexpected way, … Read more...

ABC of emotions, power and energy

Oldham Coliseum
Oldham Chronicle
17th September 2015
ABC of emotions, power and energy

Reporter: Paul Genty
Date online: 17 September 2015

THE ALPHABET GIRL, Oldham Coliseum Studio, to Saturday

IT’S quite a culture shock, moving from Tuesday night’s mightily impressive … Read more...

Who do you call?

The Scotsman
Who will ensure that the swordplay in your production of The Three Musketeers is authentic? There’s only one man to call

IT’S ONE thing the Traverse deciding to put on a non-festive family show at Christmas. … Read more...


Already with a Fringe First 2010 under their belts, BareBack Theatre brings a grim, but realistic drama to the stage about low-lives, illegal fighting and greed. The strong cast is flawless, several performers portraying a number of different characters, always … Read more...


Having spent most of the festival enjoying Press, 2 for 1 and half-price tickets it was quite a rarity for this reviewer to pay full-price for a show. “Bare”, however, more than re-paid this investment.

The play started in …


Suite 101
Bare is Renny Krupinski’s uncompromising, gritty drama set in the north of England, following the fighting career of Rick “Skinner” as he delves deeper and deeper into the dark world of bare-knuckle fighting, working for the comically evil … Read more...


Bareback theatre
‘Bare’ depicts a criminal world fuelled by bloodlust and money – by raw, unbridled aggression and hefty wads of ill-gotten, gambled cash. The play introduces us to family man Rick whose brute strength attracts the shrewd business eye … Read more...


Broadway Baby
Bare – shocked, appalled, elated.

‘Bare’ is a visceral, compelling and engaging piece of theatre, filled with moments of breathtaking violence. It tells the story of Skinner, a man who is drawn into the world of bare-knuckle fighting, … Read more...