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The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People – The Boat Shed, Exeter

Writer & Performer:  Rhys Slade-Jones Reviewer:  Becca Savory Fuller The Land of My Fathers… is presented as a work-in-progress production at Exeter’s newest performance space, The Bike Shed Theatre’s pop-up summer venue, The Boat Shed.  So, how to review a piece that’s so clearly in an early stage of development?  Lead-artist Rhys Slade-Jones forgets what’s coming next, trips over his ...

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Dave Spikey – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Dave Spikey performed his first stand-up show in 1987 while working as a biomedical scientist at Bolton General Hospital. He tells the three-quarter full Quay Theatre that tonight's show is the story of his career. A tale of how he got from that point 30 years ago, to where he is now via winning The Best Newcomer ...

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Jon Richardson: Old Man – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Emma Boswell  Jon Richardson, best known as a regular team captain on 8 out of 10 Cats, has brought his Old Man tour to The Lowry for three nights as part of his five-month run. Richardson’s life has changed a lot since his last tour: he has surprised everyone (but mainly himself) in bagging himself a wife (fellow stand-up ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Harun with a View – The Blue Man

Reviewer: Simon Topping Harun Musho’d walks onto the stage in a lovely grey suit; he later confesses is from BHS. A tall, bespectacled man he is, possibly, the first person ever to control their walk on music with a watch; the crowd wow at the technology. This is the start of Harun With A View, a journey into the mind ...

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Stewart Lee: Content Provider – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall You should pretty much know what to expect when you buy a ticket to see Stewart Lee. If you don’t you have most definitely gone to the wrong gig. In the final year of his forties, Lee is not one to suffer fools gladly – not that he ever has. And as ever – we, his loyal ...

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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullshit – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Andy Parsons cut his comedy teeth in the 1990s as one of the main writers for Spitting Image. Since then the comedy merry go round has turned full circle and in the current political climate, Parson’s style of satirical comedy is now back in vogue. Parsons bounds onto the large stage with confidence big enough to fill ...

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