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American Buffalo – King’s Arms, Salford
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American Buffalo – King’s Arms, Salford

As a reviewer, five star shows appear in many guises; last night I sat in the cavernous surroundings of Manchester Opera House with 1,919 other hardy souls watching Sir Ian McKellen give a bravura performance as Falstaff in a four hour adaptation of Henry IV. Now, less than 24 hours later a sold out audience of just 35 are privileged to witness a very different, but equally compelling production in entirely different surroundings. Lisa Connor combines the job of Director of the Greater Manchester Fringe with her role as owner of The Kings Arms in Salford, in the latter capacity she has pulled off something of a coup by tempting legendary Director David Thacker to stage a production of David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo’ in the tiny theatre that nestles above this backstreet Salford boozer...
Rising Moon Productions and David Thacker Return
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Rising Moon Productions and David Thacker Return

Rising Moon Productions present an arresting new production of American Buffalo by David Mamet, directed by Olivier Award winning David Thacker (Former Octagon Theatre Bolton artistic director). Coming to Salford’s The King’s Arms from March 14th - 24th 2024. A junk shop. Midwest America. Three small-time crooks plot to carry out the midnight robbery of a coin collection. In the hours leading up to the heist, friendship becomes the victim in a conflict between loyalty and business. Full cast includes Colin Connor Warhorse (World Tour); Girl from the North Country (UK Tour), David MacCreedy The Full Monty (UK Tour); Bouncers (John Godber Company) & John O’Neill Boat Story (BBC); Coronation Street (ITV). With assistant direction from Oliver Hurst (Red Brick Theatre). Direct...