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Cosmic Scallies – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Jackie Hagan Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Chloe St George Could we really be less tolerant, in cities, than people are out in the sticks? One would assume the opposite; cities tend to be more multicultural, more progressive. Shaun, one character in Jackie Hagan's two-hander Cosmic Scallies, criticises posh old Manchester, where one can't be oneself, compared to at home ...

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Mother’s Ruin: Puffball Cabaret – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Mother’s Ruin is established as a leading cabaret night, nurturing new talent and showcasing the best in queer performance. Their Puffball special is another glittering cornucopia of provocative, funny and beguiling acts that ensures there is enough sparkle on stage to more than match the splendour of the Royal Exchange Great Hall. Our bearded host Timberlina ...

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NEWS: Contact launches 2014 Flying Solo Festival

Flying Solo is Contact’s annual festival exploring the unique experience of solo and one-to-one performance. The 2014 festival features an international line-up of artists, including a Basset Hound called Major Tom and a host of new works seen for the first time. It includes two new Contact commissioned works from Greg Wohead and Jackie Hagan; the return of Sophie Willan’s ...

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Mother’s Ruin : December – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.5] The institution that is Mother’s Ruin, now a well established part of Contact’s regular programme, is always an eclectic mix both in terms of acts and quality, and December’s offering is no exception. As usual, there’s a big crowd, squeezed into Contact’s foyer space, enthusiastically keeping the bar staff busy and revved up for a good ...

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QC2013: Mother’s Ruin – Who’s Got The Max Factor? – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Mother’s Ruin is a cabaret-cum-variety collective that bring together a wide-range of established alternative cabaret artists with new and emerging North West artistes to create performance spectaculars that are new, edgy, experimental and diverse but presented in a format designed to entertain and be inclusive. The underground pushed overground with a satin-gloved shove in the small ...

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