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The Sitcom Trials – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writers: Luke Cedar, Lewis Cook, Oliver Ley, Vince Stadon, Kev F Sutherland, with additional material by the cast Director: Roz Hopkinson Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating: 4] If you enjoy a night out with good comedy, then take a group of friends to The Sitcom Trials. You will not be disappointed. The show format is for short versions of potential brand ...

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The Man of 10,000 Voices: Michael Winslow – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Performed by: Michael Winslow Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3.5]   Michael Winslow is probably best known for his rôle as Larvell Jones in the Police Academy films, a cheeky cadet whose human beat box skills and repertoire of hundreds of sound effects helped get him in and out of trouble. Nearly 30 years on and Michael has honed his vocal ...

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Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer: Stewart Lee Director: Stewart Lee Reviewer: Kelly McGibney [rating: 2.5]   Stewart Lee has had a stand up career which has spanned twenty five years. Due to regular television appearances in the last five or so years he has reached a status that only a handful of working comics can claim: he has become a household name. Lee acknowledges ...

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Buttercup – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Tom Wainwright Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4.5] Have you ever imagined the world through a cow’s eyes? How about a cow that wins MasterChef and goes on dates with reality TV stars? Probably not. Luckily for us, Bristol based writer/performer Tom Wainwright has created something quite surreal and charming to allow us to do just that. Set above The White ...

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Sister Act – Milton Keynes Theatre

Words and Music: Glenn Slater &Alan Menken Director: Jerry Zaks Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4] Sister Act hit Milton Keynes this week, a show which has been very successful in London’s West End and which is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, the star of the famous and much-loved 1992 film version of the same name. For those who ...

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Close the Coalhouse Door – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Alan Plater with additional material by Lee Hall, based on stories by Sid Chaplin Music: Alex Glasgow Director: Samuel West Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] A history lesson, a comedy, a drama, a musical, a damning political statement – Close the Coalhouse Door is all of these things and more. Add in to the mixture a completely barmy sense of ...

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Dead Ringer – Derby Theatre

Writer: Charles Ross Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:3] This week’s visiting production at Derby Theatre is Dead Ringer, a comedy thriller set at the heart of the British political establishment in the 1990s. It’s the eve of a general election but when charismatic Prime Minister Randolph Bolton drops dead from what appears to be a heart attack his ...

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