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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Helen Jones Simon Evans: stand-up comedian, comedy writer, economic pundit. Evans is known for his work on Radio 4 and TV appearances on shows such as Michael Macintyre's Comedy Roadshow and The Comedy Store. But he also writes for many shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Lee Mack's Not Going Out. The economics of the UK and ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Simon Evans) Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Another week, anotherDream– it seems productions of Shakespeare’s fairy fantasy are everywhere these days, from the RSC and the Globe to BBC1. Now we have a stripped down, fringe version at Southwark Playhouse. And even though it makes do with only seven actors, taking ample time to ...

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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham According to tradition the role of Court Jesters was to speak truth to power- to puncture the pretensions of the powerful. Simon Evans, on the other hand, prefers to direct his scorn at those who do not share his right-wing views or cultural aspirations. In The Money opens with Evans claiming to have made the transition from ...

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The Separation – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Richard Molloy Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Set in Dublin in 1995 The Separation, written by Richard Molloy, is the story of a broken marriage, a broken home and a broken man. Stephen, played by David Murray, and Molly, played by Susan Stanley, stumble into Stephen’s apartment on a rainy summer evening. Having succumbed to temptation at the ...

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Simon Evans: Leashed – The Lowry, Salford

Written and performed by Simon Evans Reviewer: Dave Cunningham There is a sinister edge to the comedy of Simon Evans. This is partly due to his voice having an uncanny resemblance to the occasionally disturbing tone of the late Leonard Rossiter. Mainly, however, it can be attributed to the inability of Evans to share society’s conventional approach to subjects such ...

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The Speed Twins – Riverside Studios, London

Writer: Maureen Chadwick Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:2] The Gateways Club was a well kept secret for over thirty years, a venue that welcomed lesbians when the country didn’t. The club, or an afterlife version, is the setting for Maureen Chadwick’s new play. But this is not an affectionate look at the club, instead the setting is a ...

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Simon Evans: Friendly Fire – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Ord [rating:2] The aloof, tweed wearing, Tory supporting Simon Evans is back at the Lowry with a hatred of football, the working class and even his own children. After a slow introduction of how the show will be structured, Evans begins gently and speaks about the London Olympics 2012. He has a knack for storytelling and gets some ...

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Simon Evans – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3] Having seen Mr Evans on a number of television shows it was a pleasure to witness Simon Evans as a solo. This charming well mannered gentleman who longs for a time past where men were men and TV and pop culture did not rule our every desire is out on the road with his solo show ...

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