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Rob Auton: The Hair Show – The Stand, Glasgow

Writer: Rob Auton Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Humour is a subjective matter, which is always worth remembering before entering into the murky den of The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow. Rob Auton, in his Hair Show, proves that his quirky comedy may not be to everyone’s tastes but is undeniably clever. Rob Auton’s zany trip into his head is preceded by ...

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Iliza Schlesinger – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall American stand-up star and Netflix sensation Iliza Schlesinger has a few dates on the other side of the Atlantic. Gigs in the UK, northern Europe and Scandinavia begin in Salford and, such is her rare appearance, her super fans ensure a sell-out. Game show and chat show host, author and successful comedian she may be in the ...

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Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Lucy Porter is so ‘conflict-adverse’ that she avoids arguments even when she is in the right. But a parenting book entitled Choose Your Battles not only nudges Lucy towards changing her attitude it also inspires her new show. Lucy Porter is her own Support Act and the first 45 minutes or so of her show do not do ...

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Richard Herring: Oh Frig I’m 50 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Ten years ago, in the depths of a mid-life crisis, Richard Herring’s stand-up showOh Fuck I’m 40 was an angry rant at the world. Single, drinking too much and hankering after his youth, Herring got some great material out of his increasingly dysfunctional life. Never one to hold back, his personal life laid out for all to ...

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Art – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Yasmina Reza Translator: Christopher Hampton Original Director: Matthew Warchus Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An almost universal hit on its debut in the 90s, French playwright Yasmina Reza’s Tony, Olivier and Moliere Award-winning Art, has embarked on a multi date revival tour of the U.K. Serge (Nigel Havers), a divorced dermatologist, Marc (Denis Lawson) an engineer and Yvan ...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids: April 2018 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Why should stand-up comedy only be for adults? Stand-up comedy for children is not a new phenomenon. Standard at the Edinburgh Festival it is an art form that is still quite rare outside the Scottish capital in August. The Lowry have been programming Comedy Club 4 Kids since 2005 and it is a fantastic thing for children and ...

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ms. estrada – The Flea Theater, New York

[ms. estrada] [The Flea] [NYC] (c)Hunter Canning

Writer: Aristophanes Adaptor: Q Brothers Collective Book, Music & Lyrics: Q Brothers Collective with Postell Pringle Director: Michelle Tattenbaum Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Feminism was declared the word of the year for 2017. Thanks to the prevalence of the #MeToo movement, the Women’s March after Trump’s inauguration, and expanded visibility of women’s issues, feminism is a hot topic in contemporary culture. ...

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Fat Friends – The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book, Lyrics and Director: Kay Mellor Music: Nick Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Clare White It’s been 18 years since ITV drama Fat Friends first hit our screens and now Kay Mellor’s popular slimming club-inspired comedy has undergone its own transformation for the stage. The musical adaptation, written and directed by Mellor, is a funny and frothy romp, featuring a host of ...

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