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I Love The 70s – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Founder: Jane Forshaw-Ellis Producer: Julie Sweeney Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3.5]   A live band consisting of 1 male and 2 female lead singers, keyboard, 2 guitars and a drums lit up Worthing Pavilion for an evening of a selection of 70’s hits. They played classic tunes from ABBA (Waterloo), Mud (Tiger Feet), Candi Staton (Young Hearts Run Free), Blondie ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Beats – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Kieran Hurley Director: Julia Taudevin Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 4] In 1994, among other things, the Criminal Justice Act was tweaked in order to effectively ban raves. It became illegal to hold public gatherings around amplified music that was characterised by "the emission of a succession of repetitive beats." Exciting, electrifying and powerfully nostalgic, Beats is the story of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Peter Straker’s Brel – Assembly Hall

Writer: Kevin Short Director: Kevin Short Reviewer: Stephanie Walls [Rating:5] Peter Straker has a music and theatre career spanning over five decades and this lifetime of experience in delivering one hell of a performance is evident throughout this one hour long tribute to Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. During the show Straker celebrates a small portion of Brel’s exquisite and well-loved ...

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NEWS: Truth About Youth Festival, Royal Exchange Manchester

For the last two weeks of July, the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester will be overrun with youths. Thankfully, it won’t be a repeat of last year’s riots, but a celebration of local teenagers through a programme of theatre, music, art, film and all sorts of wonderful things. The aim of thefestival is to challenge negative perceptions of young people. ...

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Doris Day Can F–k off – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Greg McLaren Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3] Once upon a time Greg McLaren set out to see whether, if he sang the words he would normally speak, other people would respond in kind. As Greg used a concealed microphone to record their responses the premise of the show sounds like it might work better as a TV documentary or real-life ...

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Gary Mullen and The Works – One night of Queen – Grand Opera House York

Music: Queen Reviewer: Tony Oliver [Rating:4.5] Attending One Night of Queen at Grand Opera House, York, brought back memories of the first stadium gig I ever attended on 29th May 1982, at Elland Road Leeds. The band playing were Queen on their Hot Space Tour. I remember standing for all the set clapping and singing along with every song. I ...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: World Tour – Leeds Town Hall

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [rating:4] For many, the first time they ever saw the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, and they were immediately hooked. Tonight’s audience were clearly looking forward to the concert, hoping the group could take that excitement and originality from the TV, and deliver a full concert to the same high standards. The ...

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4] With an endorsement from Mick Fleetwood himself, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac claim the right to be the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac. A packed crowd of fans in the hot and intimate surroundings of The Lowry’s Quays Theatre turned up to agree with their claim as the band run through the catalogue of their inspiration’s greatest ...

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