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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Know Brexit – Sweet Waterfront

Presenter: Geoffrey Brown Reviewer: Simon Topping We voted out of the EU, but how many people know what that actually means or where we go from here? Geoffrey Brown, Director of Euclid and the UK's leading expert on EU funding, plans to enlighten us a little with a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with ...

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An Evening with Anthony Joshua – The Lowry, Salford

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Reviewer: Matt Forrest It would be fair to say that there is very little left for Anthony Joshua to achieve: at the tender of age of 27, he is an Olympic champion, has won gold at the 2012 games in London and is a previous British, Commonwealth and WBC International heavyweight champion. At present, he is the reigning and defending ...

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Rory Bremner: Partly Political – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It seems odd these days that most stand-up comedians have to introduce themselves before arriving on stage: so when the announcer heralds Rory Bremner’s imminent entrance in a broad northern accent, you would be forgiven for thinking“wow Bremner is pushing the boat out tonight”, but then you realize it’s Bremner himself and a timely reminder at just ...

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An Audience with Bob and Barry Cryer – Tara Theatre, London

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Now aged 81, Barry Cryer has been a comedy writer and performer for over 60 years, and so has accrued an endless array of jokes and reminiscences that his anecdotes are said to hunt in packs. While billed as an evening to promote Cryer’s forthcoming crowdfunded collection of parrot jokes (to be co-written with son Bob Cryer), ...

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Griff Rhys Jones: Jones and Smith – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Griff Rhys Jones says he doesn’t like going to parties, which is strange because coming out of this show feels just like leaving one – a party full of middle-aged friends at which the jovial host has shared some funny stories and you’ve all been pleasantly reminded of things that happened, and people you knew, 25 years ...

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Grayson Perry: Typical Man in a Dress – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Grayson Perry Reviewer:  Stephen M Hornby Typical Man In A Dress might be described as a polemic, except that it really isn’t that polemical.  It is essentially a one man illustrated lecture; Grayson Perry presenting his meditations on masculinity.  Dressed splendidly in vivid dresses designed by students that he teaches, Perry issues forth on the ills of retromasculinity.  while ...

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The Red Shed – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Mark Thomas’ fringe award-winning The Red Shed is currently touring around the UK, including a three-night stop at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  The Red Shed is celebrating the Labour Club’s 50th Anniversary and Thomas takes the opportunity to recreate the club’s history at its shed in Wakefield.  The wooden red shed ...

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