Sam Freeman

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Category: My Theatre Reviews

  • Review: DV8: John

    Review: DV8: John

    My sister bought me tickets to see DV8 at the Playhouse as a thank you present. I have to confess I’m not usually a fan of physical theatre, but they’ve an international reputation for creating amazing work so I pushed my prejudices aside and sat in the stalls for 75 minutes of, well, I didn’t…

  • “Gaffer” – 9/10 Liverpool Sound & Vision

    “Gaffer” – 9/10 Liverpool Sound & Vision

    Life’s a pitch for a good manager, in the testosterone filled world of football, there is the hard work but also the banter, the great times of winning a trophy or two, of the desperate times in which a club can come so close to extinction that it threatens a whole community, it can destabilise…

  • “Gaffer” –

    “Gaffer” –

    Football; international bajillion-dollar industry to be sure, but one not exactly known for its tolerance of diversity (insert undergraduate thesis here). This is explored in the touching drama Gaffer, which runs all this week at the Unity Theatre. Produced by the Unity with Lives Of Others Theatre in association with Homotopia and Everton in the…

  • “Gaffer” – Liverpool Echo ****

    “Gaffer” – Liverpool Echo ****

    The beautiful game, it seems, has an ugly side – and not just one that leaves teeth marks. Writer Chris Chibnall, the former Formby schoolboy behind everything from Broadchurch to Born and Bred, penned his bitter-sweet footballing drama Gaffer more than a decade ago. And yet, dispiritingly, little appears to have changed, when it comes…

  • “Gaffer” – The Public Reviews ****

    “Gaffer” – The Public Reviews ****

    Gaffer is an impressive act of performance with all twenty parts being played by just one actor. He carries a play that recreates the triumphs and disasters of life on the pitch and a narrative that moves the central character from early middle age back to being 15 years old. The weight of all of these…