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That’s Entertainment – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thats Entertainment cast

Director and Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody watching an ITV talent show will, at some point, have heard Simon Cowell or any one of the other interchangeable judges decry some performance as "a bit cruise ship". Quite apart from the suspicion that none of those judges have ever set foot on a cruise ship, let alone made the ...

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CBSO Summer Classics – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor:Robert Ziegler Reviewer: Selwyn Knight What better way to round off a sweltering week could there be than an evening in the air-conditioned splendour of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall in the company of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) as they play a selection of pieces inspired by summer? Under the baton of conductor Robert Ziegler we are treated to ...

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That’s Entertainment – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thats Entertainment cast

Director and Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Clare White That’s Entertainment is billed as a song and dance extravaganza, showcasing some of Hollywood’s greatest stage and screen hits from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. From the producers of Puttin’ on the Ritz, it is a dazzling production full of energy, glitz and glamour, featuring timeless tunes by legendary composers including Rodgers ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna

Venue: The Lake Stage Reviewer: Andy Moseley   'First time we were here, we were on a tiny stage somewhere over there, and now here we are headlining on a Saturday evening', Coldplay, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, the number of bands who have come out with this quote is almost as long as the list of festival headliners. Add in the ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Suggs

Suggs - Latitude Festival

Venue: The Sunrise Arena Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Saturday crowd at the late night Sunrise Arena was an eclectic mix of those who had heard of Madness, those who came expecting Suggs to be an up-and-coming undiscovered DJ (with a humorous exchange between daughter and father in which she asks "Is this your guy, Dad? "- about Gold Panda who ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Mulatu Astake

Mulatu Astatke

Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans   The last day is now upon us and it's time for Latitude stages of all shapes and sizes to give us everything they've got to make the weekend a memorable one. With bold comedy, theatre galore and the echoes of the music stages to tempt a weary audience away, it is an ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Squeeze

Squeeze at Latitude Festival

Venue: Obelisk Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley Squeeze are undoubtedly enjoying a renaissance thanks to the Danny Baker penned series Cradle to Grave. With their first album in seventeen years giving them their best album chart placing outside of greatest hits collections, they can feel justified in not simply playing a greatest hits set and including several new tracks in between ...

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