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Dead Darlings: SHAME! Edition – Judson Church – New York

Writers: Ashley Nicole Black, Adam Feldman, Kenny Mellman Director/Curator: Amanda Duarte Reviewer: Maridee Slater "NYC, shame on you! If you all had just stayed in the shitty towns you came from and voted?! SHAME." Thus begins Amanda Duarte's intro to this month's edition of Dead Darlings, a monthly salon created four years ago to showcase the projects that artists of all varieties ...

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Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Devised by: The Wardrobe Theatre Company Director: Adam Fuller Reviewer: Claire Hayes It may be July, but that doesn’t stop The Wardrobe theatre company from reprising its 2015 Christmas show, this time in the Factory Theatre. And why not, when this seasonally ubiquitous mash up of Guy Ritchie’s 1998 cockney gangster film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels with the ...

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The Break-Up Monologues  – The Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Devised by Rosie Wilby, featuring Sophia Blackwell, VG Lee, and Paula Varjack Reviewer: Richard Maguire  Neil Sedaka famously sang that ‘Breaking up is hard to do’, but in The Blue Elephant’s night of spoken word the performers suggest that breaking up with a lover can be liberating and transformative. Unfortunately, comedian Rosie Wilby, who curated the evening, was ill and unable to ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses - verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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Bin Laden: The One Man Show – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Knaive Theatre Director: Tyrrell Jones Reviewer: Helen Tope An award-winning production, fresh from a tour across America, Bin Laden: The One Man Show is the little show with big ambition. Staged in The Lab at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Knaive Theatre uses this rehearsal and performance space to create a drama is both thought-provoking and vivid. The one-act, one-man show ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Conductor: Ben Glassberg Reviewer: Nicole Evans Comedian and composer Vikki Stone's debut orchestral composition, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, is a tricky act to sum up. Conceptually, it has the potential to be great, and at times it is, the problem lies with knowing it could be better but not quite being able to put a firm finger on what needs ...

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Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil – The Acorn Theatre, New York

(Matthew McConaughey vs. the Devil) (NYMF) (NYC) (c)Michael Kushner

Book: Emilie Landmann Music: Jonathan Quesenberry Lyrics: Carrie Morgan Choreographer: Billy Griffin Director: Thomas Caruso Reviewer: Robert Price The first thing that a viewer should know is that the Devil makes no appearance in this production. Matthew sells his soul for an Oscar, and it turns out to be not-so-great for his childhood friend and agent Penny, or for his ...

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Errol And Fidel – The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York

(Errol and Fidel) (The Peter Jay Sharp Theater ) (NYC)

Book: Boyd Anderson & Guy Anderson Music: Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor & Doug Oberhamer Lyrics: Boyd Anderson Choreographer: Justin Boccitto Director: Michael Bello Reviewer: Robert Price ¡Qué calor! Sydia Cedeño takes the stage as Mima, the Cuban narrator for the swashbuckling tale of Errol and Fidel. Her storytelling is crystal clear and charming, adding a dash of perceived authenticity to ...

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