Graeae theatre company

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The week in classical: Lohengrin; The Paradis Files
An exemplary revival brings David Alden’s 2018 Wagner production into sharp focus. And an overlooked contemporary of Mozart’s is celebrated by Errollyn Wallen

Fiona Maddocks

23, Apr, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Paradis Files review – Graeae and Wallen breathe life into a woman of spirit and courage
The story of the blind composer, singer and business woman Maria Theresia von Paradis is told in this lively but uneven chamber opera by Errollyn Wallen

Tim Ashley

14, Apr, 2022 @1:46 PM

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Kerbs review – tender comedy about the road to romance
A couple with disabilities find their witty dating-app personas are at odds with real life in this charming romcom

Mark Fisher

03, Mar, 2022 @11:32 AM

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10 Nights review – funny, soulful play hijacked by lack of drama
Shahid Iqbal Khan’s signed play about a young Muslim’s spiritual journey could be fantastic, but it needs a better narrative

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Crips without Constraints review – five duos deliver sharp satire and tender drama
Harriet Walter, Cherylee Houston and Sharon D Clarke star in the second collection of shorts in Graeae’s series of dramas

Arifa Akbar

18, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mat Fraser: 'I’m hardcore – I want equality and I’m not going to stop'
The American Horror Story star is backing a plan by Graeae to put deaf and disabled artists centre-stage around the UK

Chris Wiegand

21, Jul, 2020 @9:22 AM

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Up close and sensational: the best monologues made during lockdown
From love triangles and explosive lust to the bond between mothers and daughters, performers step into the relationships minefield

Arifa Akbar

07, May, 2020 @12:00 PM

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'Access is a human right': how deaf and disabled people are transforming theatre
Actors, writers and directors reflect on how far theatres have come in boosting accessibility for audiences and creatives

Isabel Flynn

27, Jan, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Cosmic Scallies review – oddball friends seek hope in Skelmersdale
An unloved new town reunites old friends in Jackie Hagan’s two-hander, lifted by the performances of Reuben Johnson and Rachel Denning

Lyn Gardner

07, Aug, 2017 @2:46 PM

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The House of Bernarda Alba review – Hunter is a domestic dictator in anti-fascist classic
Graeae use British Sign Language to bring new depths to Federico García Lorca’s play, with Kathryn Hunter on vicious form

Alfred Hickling

08, Feb, 2017 @12:54 PM

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Kathryn Hunter rules the roost as Lorca's Bernarda Alba makes a bold return
Graeae and the Royal Exchange are staging Lorca’s classic in a show that creatively incorporates BSL, captioning and audio description and takes a great play to another level

Lyn Gardner

24, Jan, 2017 @7:30 PM

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Access all areas: the plays that took captioning and signing to their hearts
Jack Thorne’s The Solid Life of Sugar Water and a revival of Gogol’s The Government Inspector are among new accessible productions enriching the experience for audiences through design and casting choices

Catherine Love

25, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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