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“Powerful and poignant tale” Held is another Studio success story

13th November 2012 Pauline Daniels as Mary & Ged McKenna as David in Held (c) ChristianSmith

Young Everyman Playhouse writing graduate Joe Ward Munrow’s debut play premiere’s in the Studio and Held has already proven to be another big success for the Playhouse’s space ‘upstairs’ making it “a definite must see”.

Here’s what the critics had to say:

“poignant and often gripping”, “a powerful piece of storytelling” Liverpool Echo 8/10

“Held introduces a talent worth holding on to” The Guardian

"Munrow has a clear voice and a fine imagination" Liverpool Post

“Another powerful and confident play in the Studio”, “Held has flashes of brilliance and is another strong Studio-bound production to pummel the emotions” Seven Streets

“The writing from newcomer Joe Ward Monrow, is at times, exquisite”, “This is a stunning play” What’s On Stage Star 5

“A play that holds both the head and the heart in its grip” The Stage

Pauline Daniels as Mary Alan Stocks as Simon & Ged McKenna as David in Held (c) Christian Smith

“everything about this production is designed to make you think, to provoke an emotional response and the talented trio of actors increase that aspect no end” The Public Reviews Star 4.5

“Written by Joe Ward Munrow and directed by Lorne Campbell, Held is a beautifully told story; words and direction have come together to give an unique glance into other people's lives in the face of illness and asks the simple question; what would you do?” Click Liverpool 8/10

“Joe Ward Munrow deserves much admiration for writing one of the most sensitive, dramatic and touching plays by a young writer at the Playhouse.” Sound and Vision Star 4

AlanStocks as Simon in Held (c) Christian Smith

 “Held is a finely conceived, beautifully executed new play; a perfect example of the kind of work that audiences should be seeing at the top of the Playhouse” Made Up: On Stage in Liverpool

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