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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret Boheme – Brighton Spiegeltent

Cabaret Boheme

Reviewer: Sophie Huggins A rumbling night of sequins, sparkle and sass is in store for those finding themselves in the iridescent world of Cabaret Boheme. Led by ringleader Veronica Blacklace, in a fantastic deep velvet top hat and tailcoat, the audience is charmed and caressed into a magical experience. The spectacle that is this show consists of several acts, ranging ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: I Love Men – Broadway Lounge

Older woman smiling to camera

Writer: Lynn Ruth Miller Reviewer: Simon Topping The venue is set out in a cabaret style and Lynn Ruth Miller sits on stage, looking alert and resplendent, in a powder blue dress. As a pianist, Sarah Bodalbhai, begins to play, Miller heads to the microphone for her first song; I love Men. At age 83, does Miller need to find ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience – Sweet Waterfront 2

Man with hipster beard

Performer: Phil Ainsworth Reviewer Glen Pearce Lady Gaga may have sung about her poker face, and it's a song the subconsciously reverbs through your mind as you watch Phil Ainsworth's astonishingly revealing Momentum. Taking place in the bijou Sweet Waterfront, you become astutely aware that whatever you are feeling may be writ large over your face. Watching is perhaps the ...

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Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Blonde woman in farm setting

Writer: Courtney Act Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Australian drag superstar Courtney Act returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, The Girl from Oz. Following an incredibly successful holiday show in the same venue, Act’s latest show takes the audience on a journey through popular songs written and/or performed by Aussies. Teaching the audience how to speak Australian-English, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret From The Shadows – The Warren

Two men, three women in bizarre clothes

Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts One of the 10  shows selected for WINDOW 2017 Brighton Fringe’s Arts Industry Showcase, Cabaret From The Shadows dives into the mind of its audience. Exploring their deepest, darkest thoughts, no matter how weird or unpleasant they might be. Created by Liverpool-based company Teatro Pomodoro, the show is a mix of physical theatre, live music, abstract performance ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Broadway Lunchbox – Bar Broadway

Bald man singing into microphone

Performer: Jason Thorpe Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts New Attitude Theatre Company presents Broadway Lunchbox, a different show every lunch time at Bar Broadway. One such lunchtime offering comes from Jason Thorpe, as he takes to the stage to perform a medley of his favourite Broadway hits. Clearly a talented and experienced performer, Thorpe exudes charisma between songs as he gives the audience ...

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Maria Friedman: Lenny and Steve, Live at Zédel, London

Blonde woman smiling to camera

Musical Director: Jason Carr Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Maria Friedman has come to be regarded as one of Britain’s foremost interpreters of Stephen Sondheim – both as actor and, more recently, a director, with her revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Her directing career – continuing with Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre and a forthcoming musical by Jonathan Harvey based ...

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After You – Live At Zédel, London

Music: Alex Parker Book and Lyrics: Katie Lam Director: Alastair Knights Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Over recent months, Brasserie Zedél’s live cabaret space, The Crazy Coqs, has been spreading its wings with comedy performers and plays complementing the more traditional cabaret. Now, it has a commissioned musical, written for and set in the venue by Alex Parker and Katie Lam. Apart ...

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