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'Sans Merci' - 2016
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'Orphans' - 2016
(Just some) ORPHANS Feedback
"Play With Fire’s production is outstanding. There’s a wonderful pace, both in the snappiness of exchanges and in the way the play slows down for moments of reflection. Intelligent direction from Alyx Tole makes excellent use of the well designed set, and develops the three characters effectively...." Quiet Man Dave Review
"It's only the middle of January, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this production will be one of the most outstanding to come out of the Fringe scene in Manchester this year. If you only go and see one production, make it this!" - North West End
Photos by George Hill Photography
Act 1 #Orphans. Building tension. @_DanielBradford captivating younger element in the room whilst staying true to the original 80's script. - Ravi Thornton
Congrats 2 @playwithfiremcr + @AlyxTole 4 #Orphans Great Acting, Design - sound, lighting and set - all hung together by an amazing director - Mark Fox
A Twitter love affair.... @playwithfiremcr
Amazing night of theatre seeing Orphans @hopemilltheatr1. Congratulations to @playwithfiremcr for producing such brilliant work! - Max Emerson
Superb emotional rollercoaster black comedy seeing #Orphans at @hopemilltheatr1 tonight (amazing space too!) - Dan Jarvis
Congratulations to @playwithfiremcr and @AlyxTole for a great opening night of #Orphans. @hopemilltheatr1 upping the Manchester Fringe game! - Laura Danielle Sharp
Orphans from @playwithfiremcr, directed by @AlyxTole, is excellently done and totally absorbing. Still on @hopemilltheatr1, don't miss it! - Abi F-A Hynes
Explored @hopemilltheatr1 for the 1st time last night for the opening of @playwithfiremcr 's #Orphans. A lovely venue for a fantastic show. - Jodie Radcliffe
Get yourself along to @hopemilltheatr1 & see #Orphans @playwithfiremcr Fab new venue, fab play, fab performances! Congrats @highpeakpapa - Jane Hollowood
Loooved #orphans at @hopemilltheatr1 last night. Well done all @AlyxTole @playwithfiremcr - Annika Edge
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