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News: Actor in a supporting role

In one of the great Shakespearean supporting roles, Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou paid a visit to the Exchange as the Fool to Don Warrington’s King Lear, bringing great physical and verbal wit and a deal of tenderness.

In the Octagon’s timely revival of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Marc Small played the defendant Tom Robinson, as someone with more dignity and goodness than any of his persecutors.

In another story of a man persecuted by the authorities Raad Rawi impressively brought to life the man who first employed brilliant mathematician Alan Turing at the wartime code-breaking facility at Bletchley Park in Breaking the Code at the Royal Exchange.

The winning performance was also at Manchester’s iconic in-the-round theatre as Daniel Crossley’s Oscar Lindquist, who married humour with tenderness and authenticity, brought the Royal Exchange’s Sweet Charity full circle, sadly, after seeming to be the answer to her prayers.

 

David Chadderton
17 March 2017