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Jack Whitehall Gets Around – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Grace Galloway "Get it wrong gotta be strong" is one of the many messages (if you can call them that) put across by Jack Whitehall to his audience laughing in hysterics. The critically acclaimed comedian definitely does do his job very well, creating a rippling effect of laughter throughout the whole theatre and captivating his audience with relatable, yet ...

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WitTank presents: The School – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe WitTank are a trio of very gifted young comedians, namely Mark Cooper-Jones, Kieran Boyd and Naz Osmanoglu. They can currently be found plying their trade on BBC3’s surprisingly good sketch show ‘Live at the Electric’, or comedy radio station Radio 4 Extra. Their latest tour, ‘The School’ is a quick-fire sketch show based in an off-kilter boarding ...

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Murder for Two – New World Stages, New York

Book: Joe Kinosian &Kellen Blair Music: Joe Kinosian Lyrics: Kellen Blair Director: Scott Schwartz Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Advertised as “zany” and “madcap,” Murder for Two delivers as promised. A musical comedy and murder mystery, starring Brett Ryback as the police officer with dreams of making detective, and Joe Kinosian – the hardest working man on off-Broadway – as everyone else, ...

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The Just So Stories – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Director: Rafe Beckley Reviewer: Ruth Lovett Kipling’s Just So Stories are a timeless delight and considered sacrosanct by many. The Red Table Company’s presentation of some of the tales certainly lives up to this and does justice to a staple of the literary world. Guided through the creation story by the quartet of Emma Manley, Nicky Diss, ...

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Tunnels – Junction, Cambridge

Writers: Lucy Garland and Amber Onat Gregory Music: Al Watts Reviewer: Glen Pearce Theatre has the power to move, to provoke, to challenge a belief or just entertain. Despite those powerful characteristics, theatre only rarely involves all our senses. Not so Frozen Light’s Tunnels, a show that utilises light, sound, smell and touch to create a totally immersive world. Designed ...

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Twelfth Night – Brighton Dome

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands Twelfth Night was originally created by Shakespeare to celebrate the end of the Christmas Festival. With the purpose of celebration in mind, he packed it to the brim with all the popular crowd pleasers; more music, revelry and drunken disorder, a little bit of slapstick and romance. In many ways it ...

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The Husbands – mac, Birmingham

Writer: Sharmila Chauhan Director: Janet Steel Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards The Husbands, a new play by Sharmila Chauhan, has at its core a brilliantly bizarre and interesting premise. Chauhan takes a refreshing risk in creating a whole fictional community for her drama to take place in; but it certainly does pay dividends as what enfolds is uniquely fascinating. The Husbands ...

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Glasgow Girls – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Greig Composers: Cora Bissett, The Kielty Brothers, Patricia Panther &MC Soom T Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Glasgow 2005, and the city and its high rise blocks have become home to a diverse range of asylum seekers. Drumchapel High School has become the focus for the children of these asylum seekers, but it's a world where night-time ...

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