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CD REVIEW: A Night with Janis Joplin – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Zara Ellis There are singers who have graced the music scene with their talents and who have faded into the universe, and then there are those music legends that stand the test of time. Janis Joplin was the pinnacle of rock and roll, she was wild, crazy and soulful and she had the x-factor, the special something that everybody ...

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Mike Wozniak: Take The Hit – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Luke Walker Mike Wozniak has a nemesis. She interrupts conversations with a monkey noise only to tell a dull anecdote. It is, of course - as has always been in the comedy epoch - his mother-in-law. But, much worse, she has moved into the family home. Mike Wozniak really has taken the hit and this is the inspiration behind ...

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Hal Cruttenden: The Tough Luvvie Tour – Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Hal Cruttenden can’t quite leave behind his classical training. Despite years on the stand-up circuit, he still exhibits all the traits of a thesp and is just as comfortable treading the boards as he is clinging on to a microphone stand in a comedy club. In fact, he’s just out of panto in Woking, and last summer ...

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Macbeth – Smock Alley Boys’ School, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Keith Thompson Reviewer: Monica Insinga Fast Intent’s new production of Macbeth shows this young company’s brave, risk-taking attitude towards immortal classics. As mentioned in their press release they are “taking inspiration from original staging practices,” and while the cauldron-like Smoke Alley Boys’ School provides the perfect setting for the Scottish play, some of their practices do ...

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The Space Inside – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographers: Rob Bell, Beth Bracegirdle, Kelly McClelland, Lyndsey Thomas Reviewer: Helen Jones The Centre for Advanced Training in Dance is one of the Lowry's home projects, aimed to nurture the next generation of dance talent in the North West. The Space Inside is the showcase for these young dancers. Originally staged last summer, it has been restaged to bring the ...

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Mercy Killers – Stella Adler Studio Theater, New York

Writer: Michael Milligan Director: Tom Oppenheim Reviewer: Claudia Borruso Joe is Middle America. He works hard, believes in honesty and family and he loves his wife. Joe is the everyman whose story will be told in communities across Manhattan, Bronx and Queens starting January 17th; and a timely tale it is. Within “an interrogation room…the recent past” Joe enters, scared ...

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Putting it Together – St. James’ Theatre, London

Composer: Steven Sondheim Director: Alastair Knights Reviewer: Fran Beaton Janie Dee is fabulous and beautiful. Anything she is in is worth watching. Add to that the incredibly talented Damian Humbley and you find yourself watching a five-star show. Putting it Together comprises of songs from a variety of Sondheim musicals, merged into one with a vague story linking it up. ...

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Trevor Noah: That’s Racist- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Luke Walker [rating 3.5] Trevor Noah must be clocking up some air miles as he jets between his native South Africa, America and the UK as he rapidly scales the heights of comedy stardom. As The Lowry is still home to two large scale theatre shows in their main houses, Noah plays the smaller studio space - something he ...

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