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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Musical Director: Ben Van Tienen Director/Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman A musical adaptation of the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels brings comedy, catchy tunes and the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera to the New Wimbledon Theatre. Updated for a UK audience, Jerry Mitchell’s production has a classic, timeless quality. Marrying ...

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Dog Show – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writers &devisers: James Yeatman, Zac Gvirtzman, Lisa Kerr, Hamish Macdougall, Ntonga Mwanza, Harriet Webb, Al Smith and Laura Mooney Director: James Yeatman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman From the cosiness of the West Hampstead Women's Institute to the wilds of the heath, allow Kandinsky to introduce you to the local dogs, their owners, and the community that they unknowingly weave together. Part ...

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PREVIEW: The LBT Autumn/Winter Launch

Ron Simpson joins the audience on September 7th to meet some of the directors, actors and musicians involved in the Autumn/Winter season at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. A Season Preview at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre is not just a matter of wine and nibbles for arts editors, reviewers and patrons. In recent years, the theatre has presented a full ...

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NEWS: Over 2 million tickets issued for Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Over the last month 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues have kept Edinburgh Festival Fringe performers and audiences busy and, today [August 31], organisers confirmed that, with still the final day's total to be tallied, tickets sales had risen by 5.24% with over 2,298,000 tickets issued. For Kath Mainland, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the ...

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Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Sarah Webster Confident, self-assured, yet utterly likeable, Rob Beckett, the young comic with the gift of the gab is back in Edinburgh for the 2015 Festival Fringe. Some theatre-goers will no doubt recognise his familiar face from panel shows like Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats. However, one thing is certain and that is Beckett can ...

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Sarah Webster It is a truth universally acknowledged that each year there are hundreds of comedy events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and 2015 is no exception. While there is plenty of choice, the sheer volume of shows can seem both baffling and daunting to the average theatregoer passing a visit at the world-renowned festival. How can you possibly ...

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La Traviata – Tricycle Theatre, London

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Robin Norton-Hale Orchestration: Harry Blake Director: Robin Norton-Hale Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Since their outstanding debut production of La Boheme in 2009, OperaUpClose have established themselves as a force to be reckoned. Far from the elitist image of the Grand Opera, founders Robin Norton-Hale, Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Ben Cooper managed to do the unthinkable – accessible fringe ...

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writers: Jon Brittain &Matt Tedford Director: Jon Brittain Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   All that glitters is not gold – sometimes it is made of Iron! An enjoyable romp, chock full of 80s references and underscored by a superb soundtrack, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is camp comic cabaret of the highest order. A reimagining of the events leading up to ...

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