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Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Director: Marc Mac Lochlainn Music: Michael Chang Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Thaddeus Maloney’s dream is to open the most bee-yoo-tiful hotel in Ireland. He spent ten years collecting chairs from Istanbul, glassware from Vienna and cutlery from Germany, among many other special items. When we meet Maloney he is on his way home to Ireland, by rickety train and undulating boat, ...

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Radioman – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Felix Trench Director: Tom Crowley Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In writer-performer Felix Trench’s new work Radioman, a man out for a walk alongside a country canal finds a decrepit narrowboat, the Gadfly, out of which can be heard the strains of German jazz. Further exploration reveals an interior dedicated to music – vinyl, CDs, minidiscs and iPods litter the space. ...

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Moishe’s Bagel: Salt for Svanetia – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Poster Image of Moishe's Bagel

Film Director: Mikhail Kalatozov Music: Moishe’s Bagel Reviewer: Ron Simpson   It’s all in the programming. The programmers at Opera North deserve credit for providing Leeds with an unusual, entertaining and thought-provoking evening, but the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema deserve even more for originally uniting the exciting and accomplished Scottish-based five-piece Moishe’s Bagel, with a classic of silent cinema. ...

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Our Gracie – Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Sue Devaney as Gracie Fields

Writer: Philip Goulding Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Donna Kelly 37 years after her death, Dame Gracie Fields’ extraordinary life story is brought to life in a brand-new stage production written for Oldham Coliseum and New Vic Theatre. The former mill girl from Rochdale rose to international fame in 1931 with Sally In Our Alley, the film which featured her signature ...

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Absolute Bowie – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Absolute Bowie

Reviewer: Matt Forrest The phrases ‘icon’ and ‘legend’ are banded about far too much these days: it would seem you only have to appear in some God-awful reality TV show, and you jump into "legend" status. However, on 10 January this year, the world lost a true icon, and legend of popular culture, when David Bowie passed away. It has ...

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Opus 7 – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Opus7 from Cheptel Aleïkou

Writer: Cheptel Aleïkoum Director: Circa Tsuica Reviewer: Katy Roberts Making their debut tonight in Oxford, Circa Tsuica arrives at the Playhouse in a riot of rhythm and a cacophony of colour, right from the moment the lights go down. The creation of Cheptel Aleïkoum, a collective of French entertainers, Circa Tsuica is the perfect family showand a wonderful introduction to ...

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The Classic Rock Show: LIVE-Part 2 – The Lowry, Salford

The Classic Rock Show: LIVE-Part 2 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes “The Classic Rock Fans’ Ultimate Live Jukebox” is the bold claim of The Classic Rock Show as it follows up its 2015 Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time tour with the rather unimaginatively but no less grand title of Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time – Part Two tour. While one may argue ...

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A Little Man’s Holiday – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

Paddleboat Theatre's A Little Man's Holiiday

Writers/Devisers: PaddleBoat Theatre Company Music: Hattie Brown Reviewer: Lucy Corley   The tale of A Little Man’s Holiday begins the moment its audience enter the Exeter Phoenix. Little Man and his mother welcome us in the lobby with their infectious joy, and the genuine delight and belief in their story that are fast becoming hallmarks of PaddleBoat Theatre Company. Aimed ...

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