Sarah Frankcom

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Betty! A Sort of Musical review – Maxine Peake brings Boothroyd’s story to the stage
A slightly wonky meta structure involving a team of amdram actors muddles this show about the former MP but it has abundant charm

Catherine Love

09, Dec, 2022 @11:48 AM

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The Breach review – a shocking and perplexing tale of abuse and power
Questions of consent, violation and trauma go unanswered in this stolid staging of Naomi Wallace’s oblique drama

Arifa Akbar

13, May, 2022 @2:55 PM

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Drama school Lamda finds ‘serious relations breakdown’ under ex-head
London academy reports on inquiry into complaints about former director Sarah Frankcom

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @2:20 PM

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Lamda boss to leave job amid ‘conduct and management style’ complaints
Sarah Frankcom to depart as director of UK’s leading drama school after less than two years in the role

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Aug, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Stage presence: how drama schools adapted to the age of social distancing
Reinventing courses that rely on physical contact is a challenge, but digital training could be the perfect curtain-raiser into theatre’s brave new world

Catherine Love

17, Apr, 2020 @10:38 AM

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The week in theatre: Light Falls; The Antipodes; Botticelli in the Fire – review
Sarah Frankcom signs off in Manchester with elegiac Simon Stephens and a little bit of Jarvis Cocker

Susannah Clapp

03, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Light Falls review – Simon Stephens' guilt-ridden love letter to the north
Sarah Frankcom says her farewell as the Exchange’s artistic director with this moving testament to the power of family life

Michael Billington

30, Oct, 2019 @10:52 AM

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Manchester's Royal Exchange theatre names joint artistic directors
Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan unite to ‘make work with and for’ the city’s people

Chris Wiegand

08, Jul, 2019 @11:11 AM

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Jarvis Cocker to compose music for Manchester Royal Exchange's new season
Cocker to collaborate on new Simon Stephens play, while Lucy Ellinson to play Macbeth and Neil Bartlett to stage 24-hour work on Remembrance Sunday

Laura Snapes

04, Jun, 2019 @11:21 AM

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The week in theatre: West Side Story; Little Miss Sunshine; Ghost Stories – review
Out go the finger clicks but the knife crime stays in Sarah Frankcom’s vital reworking of West Side Story. And Little Miss Sunshine sings for her supper

Susannah Clapp

14, Apr, 2019 @6:59 AM

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West Side Story review – exhilarating show sidesteps Broadway blueprint
Sarah Frankcom and Aletta Collins ditch Jerome Robbins’ choreography and keeps the stakes high in a superb production

Mark Fisher

12, Apr, 2019 @9:10 AM

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No mean feat: how West Side Story's dance rumbles got reinvented
The Sharks-v-Jets classic is told with Jerome Robbins’ ‘perfect’ moves, admits Aletta Collins. How did she create new ones?

Lyndsey Winship

10, Apr, 2019 @6:00 AM

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