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Eat Pray Laugh: The Barry Humphries Farewell Tour – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Seb Farrell Barry Humphries is back in Manchester for the first time since 1995 to officially bring the curtain down on his touring career and comedy creations such as Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and of course the ‘gigastar’ house wife herself the incomparable Dame Edna Everage. The evening kicks off with wild abandon in the ...

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Vincent Dance Theatre: Motherland – Contact, Manchester

Director: Charlotte Vincent Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Vincent Dance Theatre are a highly regarded contemporary dance-theatre ensemble, who aim to explore and capture not only human experience but also the nature of performance itself. Their work feels in a similar vein to Forced Entertainment – a theatre contemporary of Sheffield in the mid-90s. Motherland aims to reveal the “complex internal and ...

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For Their Own Good – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: The company of Untied Artists Director: Steve Johnstone Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin The undoubted star of this show is an unnamed puppet. Never far from centre stage is a life-sized fully-connected horse.The way it is hauled, manoeuvred, hung-up, and drained is excellent theatre.It resembles a bizarre anarchic anatomy lesson that might sit well in an episode of 'The Simpsons'. The ...

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Dial M for Murder – Liverpool Playhouse

Author: Frederick Knott Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: David Noble When confronted by swelling saxophone licks and the slow rumble of percussion, you immediately think: noir – and this is exactly the mood Lucy Bailey is trying to create in her production of ‘Dial M for Murder’. It’s all there: an intensely red set straight out of the David Lynch catalogue, ...

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Only Men Aloud: Spring Tour 2014 – Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

Director: Melvin Whitfield Artistic Director: Tim Rhys-Evans MBE Reviewer: Steph Rowe Five years after winning the TV talent show Last Choir Standing, Only Men Aloud have continued to wow audiences throughout the country. Although they have trimmed down to a svelte eight members (Wyn Davies, David Fortey, David Mahoney, Paul Rothwell, Craig Yates, Niall Allen, Stephen Hamnett, and Huw Euron) ...

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Let It Be – Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Director &Musical Supervisor : John Maher Reviewer : Jonny Black Let it Be is more of a tribute concert than a traditional theatre musical. There is no narrative or story line but don't let that put you off though – for here the music does the talking! A cast of 5 talented performers storm through 40 songs in a little ...

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Thriller Live! – Liverpool Empire

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin When you come to the city of The Beatles proclaiming that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop will the natives stand for it? Not only do they stand but they clap, cheer, whoop and almost take over the event! Thriller Live! is the kind of rip-roaring singing extravaganza that defies you ...

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