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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Ancient Rain – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Director: Chris Drummond Composers: Paul Kelly, Feargal Murray, Camille O’Sullivan Reviewer: David Keane Inspired by last 100 years of Irish poetry and centring around the theme of the four elements, Ancient Rain provides an aural exploration of Ireland’s past and present. Poetry ranging from Seamus Heaney to Paula Meehan is used as a platform from which Irish performer Camille O’ ...

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Fantastic Dreams and Visions – Huddersfield Town Hall

Pavel Kolesnikov at the Piano

Orchestra: The Orchestra of Opera North Conductor: Aleksandar Markovic Soloist: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) Reviewer: Ron Simpson Kirklees Council’s bold and far-sighted decision to continue its concert season despite financial cutbacks was rewarded with a well-filled Huddersfield Town Hall for the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season. And, the Orchestra of Opera North, under new Music Director Aleksandar Markovic, drew a ...

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Richmond Jazz Festival – Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Performers: Alexander Bone Trio Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Richmond Jazz Festival fills the Georgian Theatre Royal for three nights. A Grade 1 listed building that first opened to the public in 1788 might seem an odd setting for a jazz concert, but in fact, it provides a superbly intimate setting for small group jazz, with a surprisingly large capacity (214 ...

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Axis Of Awesome – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Holly Sharp After ten years and two hundred million youtube hits, Axis of Awesome have amassed a fairly sizeable following, with several sell-out trips up to Edinburgh and tours across Europe, Australia and the US. However, this time round there’s one big change, and it’d be laughable to think the band’s loyal following wouldn’t notice. So it’s just as ...

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Crapappella – theSpace@Venue 45, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Crapappella is most certainly not your standard a cappella show. Do not be fooled by the name, however - this show is certainly not crap. This latest production by the Queen Mary Theatre Company is comical, creative and chaotic. Bringing four shows to the Fringe this year, the Company are ready to entertain and Crapappella does not ...

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer – Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wine Bar), Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Historically renowned for his own original works, Adam Kay's latest show takes on a rather different style. This incredibly clever, fast-paced, musical experience sees Kay adapt the works of Tom Lehrer, someone who clearly inspires much of Kay’s own writing. Lehrer is famously known for his expressive and humorous singer-songwriting skills - a talent that is very ...

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James Veitch: Dot Con – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it. For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to ...

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