7 Jul 2017

Acclaim for The Dead, Live and The Faces At The Window!

Fringe theatre season is underway in Greater Manchester, and Scytheplays' current output has been going down well with audiences and critics.

The Faces At The Window: The Bandwidths of Balderdash had its first preview at Gullivers on June 29th, which received five stars from The Reviews Hub.  "A superbly staged production... quality stuff indeed" are just a couple of the nice things the reviewer had to say about the show, the full text of the review being available here.  The Bandwidths of Balderdash will receive further performances at the King's Arms, Salford on Monday 17th and The Met Theatre, Bury on Thursday 20th July, and booking links can be found in earlier posts on this blog.

All photos: Shay Rowan Photography

Meanwhile The Dead, Live had its first preview at the King's Arms on Wednesday 5th July and was very well received by its audience, with Dead Man Jones on Twitter calling the show "a chilling, sardonic tale that would fit right into Ghost Stories at Christmas (or inside Inside No. 9)". Meanwhile Steve Balshaw, one of the organisers of Manchester's annual Grimmfest, wrote on Facebook: "It's a fine work - a blackly comic and increasingly troubling tale of a fake medium with a dark secret, which starts off droll and knowing, and grows ever more unsettling as it progresses. In short, it's good, creepy fun, and there's still chance for you to check it out. It's a fine, tense, old-school ghost story." The next performances of The Dead, Live are at TriBeCa in Manchester on Sunday 9th July at 4pm and 9pm. Again, booking links can be found in previous posts on this blog.