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BOOK REVIEW: Teaching Voice – Workshops for young performers

Author: Max Hafler Reviewer: John Roberts Max Hafler has been teaching voice for well over a decade and his new book Teaching Voice - Workshops for Young Performers will easily become a go-to book for any theatre practitioner who works regularly with young people and or has to teach voice. The book is spilt into several sections - firstly there ...

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Keep Dancing – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Highly energetic Jives, smooth Waltzes, fiery Tangos and comedic Charleston routines are entertaining audiences up and down the country over the weekends with the much-anticipated return of Strictly Come Dancing. And now former pros Robin Windsor and Anya Garnis, along with 2012 winner and Olympian Louis Smith, are among a cast bringing the ballroom ...

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Joan Collins Unscripted – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Director: Peter Taylor Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Joan Collins knows how to pack a theatre. The iconic octogenarian and timeless beauty is currently on a sell-out tour of the UK and as one would expect, fans are queuing up to see her. Unscripted, the title of her latest tour, is an opportunity to get up close and personal with a Hollywood ...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Thomas Jenkins on The Last Five Years

The Last Five Yearstours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury thisweek after a successful run in Chester inJuly (read our 4* review here).Michael Thomas Jenkins took time out to speak to The Reviews Hub about the show and his influences. Where did your love of Musical Theatre come from? My love for musical theatre first started when I played Nicely Nicely ...

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LIVERPOOL LAUGHS: Viva Hypnosis

Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Simon Warner tells us about their showViva Hypnosis, which they will be performing at The Epstein Theatre. How would you describe your show in one sentence? Taking you on a rip-roaring, hilarious hypnotic trip to Las Vegas and beyond…an immersive, interactive ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Facing The Fear

Author: Bella Merlin Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts “You’re standing on the stage in front of a packed auditorium. All eyes are on you. The lights. The darkness. The moment of glory. Then suddenly – out of nowhere – the dry mouth… the sweaty palms… the shaking knees… and the empty head. Lines well learnt - now lost ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Drawn to the Globe

Author: Chris Duggan Publisher: Ancon Hill Publishing Reviewer: John Roberts Published to coincide with The Globe’s 20th year of performance and of course in the 400th year of Shakespeare Drawn to the Globe is a little gem of a book for any lover of theatre and indeed Shakespeare. Artist Chris Duggan has over the past 20 years stood through all ...

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MANC MINI: Britainland

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Tess Humphrey of Grand Dame Theatre, tells us about their showBritainland, which they will be performing at Bandit Mugger and Thief. How would you describe your show in one sentence? After an attack from North Korea, a bunker full ...

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