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Simon Amstell:  What is this? – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul McGuire Simon Amstell is a creative polymath, perhaps best known as a presenter of Popworld and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He is also a prolific writer, actor, author, director, producer and as is seen in tonight’s incarnation, a stand-up comedian In the past, his comedy has successfully drawn parallels with Woody Allen, angst-ridden and therapy obsessed and also ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – A great time had but where’s the theatre?

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. Reviewer KRIS HALLETT offers his overview. Latitude 2017 from a theatrical standpoint felt slightly short changed then in previous years. Less big shows, fewer performances and fewer works to see. Yet by and large ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – Bigger and better than ever

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. With three consecutive festivals under her belt and now feeling somewhat like a veteran, NICOLE EVANS rounds up her Latitude 2017 experience.  The excitement of returning to Latitude sets in well before the date for me, ...

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NEWS: The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Fringe with new venue

artists impression of venue 33 The Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe

By FRASER MACDONALD Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the world’s largest arts festival. In celebration of 33 years at Venue 33, The Pleasance Theatre Trust has commissioned a brand new type of mobile venue. From an initial innovative concept created ...

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Simon Amstell: to be free – Town Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Simon Amstell is perhaps most widely known for his television appearances, hosting Never Mind the Buzzcocks with his trademark acerbic wit, taking the mickey out of numerous guests, and his sitcom, Grandma’s House. His humour now treads a fine line between self-deprecation and mildly embarrassed egotism. However, before Amstell takes to the large and largely empty Town ...

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Simon Amstell: To Be Free – The Lowry, Salford Quays

Simon Amstell is happy and settled into a wonderful monogamous relationship – so where on earth is he going to get the material for his stand-up? He brilliantly and incisively examines his own ego, self-obsession, his cage of fear and indecision through a series of anecdotes. This is coupled with a questioning of the inanity of our social rules and ...

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PREVIEW: Forthcoming events at Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall

Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall have an international reputation for the quality of their programming and the Symphony Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind, with wonderful acoustics and excellent sightlines. The Public Reviews is pleased to be associated with the organisation and to be able to review a selection of the concerts and ...

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The Horne Section: Milk The Tenderness – Udderbelly, Edinburgh

Creator: Alex Horne Reviewer: John Roberts The Horne Section is a curious yet totally entertaining hour of music and surreal comedy courtesy of stand-up comic Alex Horne and his 5 piece musical section. Alex Horne hosts the evening of spontaneous stand-up with cameo musical numbers from some of the UK’s finest musicians and mixes them alongside guest performances from some ...

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