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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret From The Shadows – The Warren

Two men, three women in bizarre clothes

Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts One of the 10  shows selected for WINDOW 2017 Brighton Fringe’s Arts Industry Showcase, Cabaret From The Shadows dives into the mind of its audience. Exploring their deepest, darkest thoughts, no matter how weird or unpleasant they might be. Created by Liverpool-based company Teatro Pomodoro, the show is a mix of physical theatre, live music, abstract performance ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Broadway Lunchbox – Bar Broadway

Bald man singing into microphone

Performer: Jason Thorpe Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts New Attitude Theatre Company presents Broadway Lunchbox, a different show every lunch time at Bar Broadway. One such lunchtime offering comes from Jason Thorpe, as he takes to the stage to perform a medley of his favourite Broadway hits. Clearly a talented and experienced performer, Thorpe exudes charisma between songs as he gives the audience ...

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Maria Friedman: Lenny and Steve, Live at Zédel, London

Blonde woman smiling to camera

Musical Director: Jason Carr Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Maria Friedman has come to be regarded as one of Britain’s foremost interpreters of Stephen Sondheim – both as actor and, more recently, a director, with her revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Her directing career – continuing with Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre and a forthcoming musical by Jonathan Harvey based ...

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Camille O’Sullivan: The Carny Dream – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin amid a stage of fairy lights, a lit-up paper gingerbread house, a glowing paper bunny, and dressed mannequins topped with animal masks, enters a chilled-out male trio on keys, drums and bass before the dramatic entrance of Camille O’Sullivan in a sequined red-cape. This is not a fairytale, this is not real life, this is the nether ...

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CD REVIEW: Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking

Reviewer: Emily Garside Recorded live at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp reunite for an acoustic mix of Broadway and Rock-pop. Ranging across classic 80s pop - as Rapp quips he’s ‘very much a child of the 80s’ across contemporary and classic Broadway songs with a twist, there’s a variety brought out by their different musical styles, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Hot Brown Honey – Spiegeltent, Dublin

Creators: Busty Beatz and Lisa Fa’alafi Director: Lisa Fa’alafi Music: Busty Beatz Choreography: Lisa Fa’alafi Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Briefs Factory’s feminist cabaret and burlesque extravaganza, Hot Brown Honey, has the audience crying with laughter, whooping, clapping and stamping their feet, but it isn’t from this that the show gets its electric energy. The Honeys are a group of women who ...

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Getting Married Today – Phoenix Artist Club, London

Writers: Amy Alexander and Alice Mistroni Director: Sandra Paternostro Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The challenges for any musical performers attempting to put a cabaret evening together are finding a decent theme for the song selections, and what to do in those inter-song spaces. Amy Alexander and Alice Mistroni solve both problems by turning the cabaret into a chamber musical, playing a ...

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Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey) – Greenside @ Nicolson Square

Music &Lyrics: John Kander &Fred Ebb Reviewer: David Doyle Kander and Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret ought to have as much power today as it did when first produced. The view of a country descending into fascism should seem vital in a world that seems ever increasingly to be winding down a dark path but in this production from the California ...

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