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That’s Entertainment – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

production shot that's entertainment

Choreographer: Emma Rogers Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Billed as an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, That’s Entertainment succeeds in building up the hype before the curtain rises, the production, however, does not quite fulfil these expectations. That’s Entertainment is by no means a large scale production, the production shots are somewhat deceiving in this respect. The greatest disappointment of all ...

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Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Filter's Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: An Dhá – Urban Folk Music

AnDha at Brighton Fringe

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Cello and violin duo, An Dhá(The Two in Gaelic), tells us about their showUrban Folk Music, performing at Brighton Buddhist Centre (May dates) and Latest Music Bar (June dates).   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Scottish-inspiredurban folk ...

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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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