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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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Simon Amstell: Numb – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] The British public have seen Simon Amstell’s career progress nicely over the last few years. From his sarcastic interviewing style on Popworld, to offending D-list “celebrities” on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, to writing and performing in the superb Grandma’s House. But stand-up is where he really shines, and this follow-up to his wonderful ‘Do Nothing’ show ...

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Simon Amstell: Numb – Richmond Theatre, London

Reviewer: Jonathan Cooper [rating: 5] Numb’s matinée performance at Richmond Theatre starts with Daniel Simonsen. His short set takes a few minutes to find its feet but, after that, delivers consistent laughter. While he does rely heavily on his Norwegian background and cultural difference for material, he does so in an incredibly likeable fashion. By the end of his time ...

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Simon Amstell, Numb – Harrogate Theatre

Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:3] Simon Amstell is shy and funny. He must be, he repeatedly tells us he is. Taking to the Harrogate stage in what can only be described as stand-up self-help, Amstell is searching for a way to overcome his shyness and thus his social isolation. His television persona on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Grandma’s House has ...

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