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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces 2017 line-up

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today [22 February] announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a ...

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NEWS: Record breaking number of shows announced for Brighton Fringe

A record breaking 970 shows have been announced today [22 February 2017] for this year’s Brighton Fringe festival, which runs across Brighton and Hove from 5 May to 4 June 2017. The month-long festival, England’s largest open access arts festival, will also see more than 300 world premieres and over 100 international shows perform. Theatre highlights including the return to ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe Bursary Winners Announced

Twenty shows and events will be sharing £10,000 worth of bursaries as details of this year's Brighton Fringe bursaries are announced. In keeping with the eclectic mix of the fringe programme, a range of art forms are represented in the awards, seeing, alongside others, an exhibition by star-photographers and a modern day Mexican ghost story among the winners. Tim Andrews ...

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Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Like many single guys in their late twenties, Patrick Turpin is starting to panic. He has been single for over 90% of his life and he is concerned about what the future holds. Turpin’s latest Fringe show dramatises many of his own experiences and what might happen in the near future. From the beginning, Turpin outlines the ...

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Elf the Musical – Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Director: Debbie King Musical Director: Jack Bennett Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Christmas seems to be getting earlier and earlier each year and with just 119 sleeps to go, The Talentz (in the form of Santa and his elves) have landed in Nicolson Square and are checking the Naughty and Nice lists. Returning to the Fringe following a sold-out run of Into ...

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Growth – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Luke Norris Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Hilarious, heartwarming and relevant, Growthis a comedy about growing up and manning-up from rising star Luke Norris [So Here We Are, Royal Exchange; Goodbye To All That, Royal Court]. When Tobes finally plucks up the courage to see a doctor about the lump he’s ignored for two years, the audience learns there’s more he ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

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Writer: Maria Ferguson Director: Lucy Bairstow Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Blending theatre, storytelling, and movement, Fat Girls Don’t Dance is Maria Ferguson’s debut, one-woman, autobiographical show, exploring her relationship with food and her desire to be on stage, through the help of her first love - dance. Speaking, singing and dancing her way through difficult scenarios of her own life, Ferguson ...

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