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Preston Reed – Rondo Theatre, Bath

Music, Writer &Director: Preston Reed Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4] Revisiting the Rondo Theatre, Bath, is Preston Reed, he invites you to join him in his “dreamy acoustic mood.” This one man show washes away any hideous pop tune and replaces it with a mastery of composure, commitment and pure skill on the guitar. Throughout this piece the audience slides into ...

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Robin Hood and his Merry Mam – York Theatre Royal

Directors: Berwick Kaler and Damien Cruden Musical Director: Mike Turnbull Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] Now in his 34th year, Berwick Kaler is once again entertaining the Christmas crowd at the York Theatre Royal, this time in Robin Hood and his Merry Mam. Now a staple part of many family Christmas traditions, and famed for its very wet slosh scenes and ...

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The Intoxicating Rose Garden – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Orson Ernest [rating:2.5] Red Note Ensemble have a well-founded reputation for creating challenging, ambitious contemporary classical music. This is a show of two halves. The second incorporating dance, calligraphic projections of ancient Persian poetry, as well as musical interpretations inspired by the poems of the 14th century poet Hafez. It's certainly ambitious, but pales in comparison to the classical ...

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Andrea Bocelli : Concerto Tour 2012 – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Being a Tuscan, Opera has naturally become a way of life for 55 year old Tenor; influences like Puccini and Mascagni are not forgotten during Bocelli’s epic Concerto Tour, which played Liverpool’s Echo Arena to an engrossed and rapturous capacity crowd. A balance of Aria’s, Cantata’s and Oratorio’s span the two and a half hour programme, ...

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Subtext – The Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Choreographer (Swerve Dance Theatre Company): Helen Ganberg Choreographer (Neshima Dance Company): Batel Magen Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] Communication and language is the integral theme in this production. Split into four shorter pieces (two by each company); Subtext explores the various shades, vocabulary and patterns of language, expressing them through unique contemporary dance. The first, Tall Stories by Swerve Dance Theatre ...

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Patrick Wolf: 10 Year Anniversary Acoustic World Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Despite only being 29 South-London singer songwriter Patrick Wolf is marking his ten years as a recording artist with an album of re-recordings from throughout his career (along with some new material) - Sundark and Riverlight - featuring a stripped down acoustic sound accompanied by an acoustic world tour. If you take acoustic to mean a ...

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The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Director: Nicholas Rawling Music: Christopher Reed Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4.5] Homer’s Odyssey is the second oldest piece of existing work in Western literature, believed to have been written in the 8th Century BC. The poem tells the story of Greek hero Odysseus and his perilous journey home after being imprisoned on an island by the Goddess Kalypso. Odysseus must outrun ...

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Suzi Quatro: Unzipped – The Hippodrome Casino, London

Reviewer: Christopher Owen [Rating:4] Suzi Quatro is a rock and roll icon. Approaching 50 years in the performing industry, she here gives an honest and frank look and listen into her life and career from the highs, to the very lows and then back up to the highs in her stripped back show 'Unzipped'. She fills you in on what ...

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