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MANC MINI: Mother’s Ruin – Mother’s Bloomers

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival.Mother's Ruin, tells us about their show Mother's Bloomers, which they will be performing atThe King's Arms, Salford.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Mother's Bloomers is a collection of alternative cabaret artists from NW region ...

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MANC MINI: Inamoment Theatre Company – King Lear (alone)

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Bob Young of Inamoment Theatre Company, tells us about their show King Lear (alone), which they will be performing at Bandit Mugger and Thief.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? By losing the other 29 ...

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MANC MINI: Jon Coleman – How To Be A Man

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in- cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Jon Coleman tells us about his showHow to be a Man, which they will be performing at The Kings Arms, Salford.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? A tongue-in- cheek journey through the complex ...

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Senseless Romance – Kings Arms Theatre, Salford

Writer: Gavin Shankland Director: Joe Mellor Reviewer: Jim Gillespie People Zoo Productions is a new independent theatre company based in Manchester, and blessed with an abundance of energy. They have three productions at the Greater Manchester Fringe, and will take their version of Kafka’s The Trial to Edinburgh in August. Senseless Romance delves into the relationships of three different couples, ...

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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Devised and performed by John Hewer Reviewer: Richard Hall Still remembered affectionately by many as a bumbling, feckless, fez wearing comedian, (who famously died on stage during the middle of his act on live television), Tommy Cooper was a rare breed of comedian, a true comic genius, whose influence on generations of comedians can still be seen today. A genuinely ...

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GM Fringe: Millionaires Anonymous – Salford Arts Theatre, Salford

Writer: Stewart McDonald Director: Stewart McDonald Reviewer: Donna Kelly It is often said that money doesn’t buy you happiness and if Stewart McDonald’s new comedy play is anything to go by, the proverb certainly appears to be true. Millionaires Anonymous tells the story of six lottery winners who have lost their money to drink, drugs, sex and booze. Desperate to ...

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GM Fringe: Fast Fringe with Justin Moorhouse – The Dancehouse, Manchester

Justin Moorhouse compares Fast Fringe at GM Fringe

Reviewer: Donna Kelly If Fast Fringe is anything to go by, the 2016 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival looks set to be a cracker!The two-hour comedy show opened the month-long festival at Manchester’s The Dancehouse last night, cramming more comedy and variety acts than into one bill than you thought possible. Hosted by GM Fringe patron Justin Moorhouse, Fast Fringe is ...

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MANC MINI: Resistance Theatre Company – Welcome to Paradise Road

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Resistance Theatre Company tell us about their show Welcome to Paradise Road, which they will be performing at Eagle Inn, Salford.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Welcome to Paradise Road is an award-winning, tense ...

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