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Rob Auton: The Water Show – The Lowry, Salford

  Reviewer: Holly Sharp “I’m supporting myself...like my parents told me too”, declares Rob Auton. And he isn’t joking. A 20 minute ‘support act’ slot is filled by the headliner himself before he returns for a 60 minute show on water called, The Water Show. It’s probably fair to say that Auton is an odd sort, fusing poetry with karaoke, ...

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Mark Watson: I’m Not Here – The Lowry, Salford.

Mark Watson

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Following last year's critically acclaimed stand-up tour,Flawless, Mark Watson brings his latest show, I’m Not Here, to the Lowry Quays theatre. Watson strides on to stage with a huge smile on his face: he informs us that this is the sixth time he has played the venue and he loves it here. He surveys the room notices ...

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Stephen Bailey: Should’ve Been A Popstar – The Lowry, Salford

Stephen Bailey

Reviewer: Helen Jones Stephen Bailey might be known to television viewers from his stints on Big Brother – A Bit On The Side on Channel 5, but here he brings the show he took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, to a home audience. It might be called 'Should've Been A Popstar' but in reality it is about gaining ...

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Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

Writer: Charlottte Jones Director: Mark Babych Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is the story of a Bolton dominatrix turning 50 and reviewing her life. As that might imply, it is a comedy. It took some minutes for the comic chemistry to connect between stage and audience, but once it did, it built steadily throughout the ...

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Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone – Contact, Manchester

Kim Noble - with Father on video

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Kim Noble’s You’re Not Alone is part of the SICK! Festival, in association with Word of Warning, Contact and In Between Time. SICK! Festival and SICK! Lab confronts the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death. This show does this through the lens of comedy - after a fashion. Kim Noble is an award-winning video ...

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Birth and Death and Here and Now – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Adam Blake

Devisers: Adam Blake and Adam Fuller Performer: Adam Blake Reviewer: Lucy Corley             While it can’t be faulted for accuracy, the title Birth and Death and Here and Now might sound a little off-putting in its vagueness. Initially, the show itself feels a little too random and unplanned, as solo performer Adam Blake gets up ...

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Mind Your Farce! – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter, Devon

Writer: Georges Feydeau Directors: Alistair Ganley and Stephen Copp Reviewer: Gareth Roberts   The Cygnet Theatre Company’s Mind Your Farce is a set of three different short comedies, each the work of the French playwright Georges Feydeau. In the first, Through the Window, a lawyer left alone for the day is visited by a woman who demands he makes love ...

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