The fragile bond between mothers and daughters is very much a thematic concern in the arts at the moment, with Greta Gerwig’s film Lady Bird out on general release, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya hot on its heels, and Monica Dolan’s critically-acclaimed monologue The B*easts making a return to the stage after a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival last year. Continuing in this vein is Lorna Martin’s debut play for A Play, A Pie and A Pint’s spring season in Glasgow.
The premise of Blanche and Butch feels like the set up to a joke: an Englishman, a Scotsman and a (somewhat dubious) American team up for an ill-fated production of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Robert Softley Gale’s behind-the-scenes romp explores the petty rivalry between three gay disabled performers. It is as scabrous and trenchant as it is hilarious, featuring an abundance of lubricious one-liners about twinks and fisting.
Music Is Torture could be considered a companion piece to Louise Quinn's Fringe success Biding Time (Remix) in terms of its leitmotifs: exploitation, thwarted ambition and the ethics of selling your soul to the record industry. Yet it is even darker - focusing on an interminable recording session where two best friends, Jake (Andy Clark) and Nick (Harry Ward), are calcifying together in the appositely named Limbo Studios.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".