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Only a Day – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Martin Beltscheit Director: Tony Graham Reviewer: Nicole Evans Who cares about a Mayfly anyway? That is the question posed by Martin Baltscheit’s short play, Only a Day. Should we care about an insect that only lives for a day? Does its short life even matter? Aimed at children aged 7-14, Only a Day tells the heart-warming tale of a ...

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Anton and Erin: That’s Entertainment – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Richard Balcombe Director and Choreographer: Nikki Woollaston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There can be few people not familiar with Anton and Erin – Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, professional dancers and mainstay of many Strictly Come Dancing series. On TV, they both impress with their skills and affable manner. Anton’s annual struggle with his partners is always entertaining. So ...

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Fascinating Aïda: Charm Offensive – Town Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Sam Chipman Following a sold-out 2013 tour and three Olivier Award nominations, Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman continue to celebrate over 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with their new show, Charm Offensive. Their infamously outrageous wit is present in this new cabaret, which is cleverly strung together. Including rhymes like "puberty" and "Schuberty", the trio perform songs ...

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Collabro with special guest Lucy Kay – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Sam Chipman Television talent shows have dominated Saturday night television viewing for many years now. Simon Cowell has become one of music’s biggest moguls and one of Britain's wealthiest men. Collabro are a find of Britain's Got Talent: the 5 strong boy band wowed the judges with their audition, singing Stars from Les Misérables only a month after forming, ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: David and Robert Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Jeeves and Wooster is not great theatre by any stretch of the imagination but, frankly, it has no discernible pretensions in that direction. Indeed, much like the P.G. Wodehouse novels Sean Foley’s production is based upon, it is simply a moderately amusing, relentlessly banal, but expertly crafted few hours ...

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Harvey – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Mary Chase Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: James Garrington Elwood P. Dowd is a very pleasant man. In fact, he tells us that in this world you have to be either smart or pleasant, and he recommends pleasant. He has only one flaw – he spends his time drinking with his friend, who happens to be a large, invisible (to ...

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Forever Young – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: Erik Gedeon Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s visiting time at the Warwick Arts Centre Home for Ageing Thespians at a time far enough in the future for protests about fracking to be looked back on with fond nostalgia. The residents of the home are now rather infirm and under the strict hand of Sister George, a rather ...

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Spamalot – New Theatre, Oxford

Director: Christopher Luscombe Book and lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer All of the random silliness and slapstick antics you’d expect from a hit musical “lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ is present and correct in Spamalot. This current touring production opened in January this year and stars Joe Pasquale as King ...

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