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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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MANC MINI: Journeys

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Andrew Hollingworth of Buckle Up Theatre Company, tells us about their show Journeys, which they will be performing at Salford Arts Theatre. How would you describe your show in one sentence? A series of farcical stories tied together with ...

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MANC MINI: The Funny Brothers: The Pre-reality tour

James and Edward are The Funny Brothers

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. James and Edward of The Funny Brothers, tells us about their showThe Funny Brothers: The Pre-reality tour, which they will be performing at Joshua Brookes How would you describe your show in one sentence? James-The most important comedy show ...

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MANC MINI: Britainland

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Tess Humphrey of Grand Dame Theatre, tells us about their showBritainland, which they will be performing at Bandit Mugger and Thief. How would you describe your show in one sentence? After an attack from North Korea, a bunker full ...

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MANC MINI: A Boy Called Cash

Monty Cotton as Johnny Cash

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Monty Cotton tells us about his showA Boy Named Cash, which he will be performing at The Salford Arts Theatre. How would you describe your show in one sentence? A modern interpretation and impersonation of Johnny Cash full of ...

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