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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sinners Club

Writer & Composer: Lucy Rivers Director: Titus Halder Reviewer: Kris Hallett  It was a sparsely attended cabaret tent on the last evening of the festival where most exhausted revellers were pushing through for one last rave with Fatboy Slim on the BBC Music Stage. Yet performer, writer and composer Lucy Rivers doesn’t let this stop her, for an audience of 50 ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 Cabaret at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS It wouldn't be right to see through Latitude Festival without doing a stint in the Cabaret tent and Friday afternoon feels like a good time to take up a spot under the canopy to see what it has to offer us this year. First of the two acts up, and taking their seats on the b-stage, is ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Hot Brown Honey

Devised and Directed by: Lisa Fa’alafi and Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers Reviewer: Kris Hallett Latitude Festival hasn’t even kicked off in earnest and yet already has seen one of the highlights of the festival. Hot Brown Honey, direct from Australia, bring a show that is similar in vein to the late night cabaret/burlesque/circus works that have become hot tickets in ...

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More Unbearable Pleasures Of Being A Woman – The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham.

Two girls look out

Writers: Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald Reviewer: John Kennedy The show’s hedonistic title riffs on an obtuse nod to novel/film The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. while, disappointingly, the sex isn’t anywhere as near explicit, it at least manages to dodge the car crash – mostly. Think Victoria Wood and French & Saunders’ wine-soaked quality-time mothers together with Stephen Sondheim existentialism. Mac & Eden are shouty, ...

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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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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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