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The Dumb Waiter and The Lover – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jonathan Kemp Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3] European Arts Company decided to celebrate 10 years of operation by presenting a double bill of Nobel Prize winning playwright, Harold Pinter. This tour brings two lesser-known one act plays to the table, with both being often classified as ‘Comedies of Menace’. The performance takes place in the theatre’s Studio, ...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: World Tour – Leeds Town Hall

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [rating:4] For many, the first time they ever saw the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, and they were immediately hooked. Tonight’s audience were clearly looking forward to the concert, hoping the group could take that excitement and originality from the TV, and deliver a full concert to the same high standards. The ...

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Miles Jupp: Fibber in the Heat – Harrogate Theatre

Reviewer: Guy Walker [Rating: 3] Miles Jupp will be known to many of the nation’s children as ‘Archie the Inventor’ from the BBC children’s television show Balamory, but he is also one of the country’s up and coming stand-up comedians. As well appearing on Balamory he has also been seen in a host of other comedy shows such as Rev, ...

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Starlight Express – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director and Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Musical Director: David Rose Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] For the first time in four years, Starlight Express is racing around the country on its 2012 UK tour produced by Bill Kenwright Productions. Penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe in the early 80’s Starlight Express is one ...

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Cosi Fan Tutte – Harrogate Theatre

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Musical Director: Fraser Goulding Reviewer: Andrew Liddle [Rating:4] The Swansea City Opera company has a well-deserved reputation for bringing musical theatre to the masses - and this staging of Mozart’s comic masterpiece, Cosi Fan Tutte, certainly carries enormous popular appeal. Not the least of its attractions is that it is sung in ...

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The Hallé Orchestra- Royal Hall, Harrogate

Music: Borodin andTchaikovsky Conductor: Sir Mark Elder Piano: Sofya Gulyak Reviewer: Sara Jackson [rating:4.5] Harrogate’s Royal Hall is a fantastic setting for this fine concert of romantic Russian music by The Hallé Orchestra. The concert superbly celebrates the nationalistic sentiments of the two Russian contemporaries, Borodin and Tchaikovsky. The concert begins with Borodin’s overture from his unfinished opera, Prince Igor. ...

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Huddersfield Town Hall

Conductor: Jakub Hrusa Soloist : Yevgeny Sudbin Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [rating:4] Founded in 1840 the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest professional symphony orchestra. The orchestra is rightly proud of this heritage, but is also one of the most forward thinking orchestras, with some excellent outreach programmes, and work with Classic FM, as the stations Orchestra in the ...

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer, director and performer: Kev F Sutherland Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:4.5] Who’d have thought that going to see a man with a pair of socks on his hands could be so much fun? Guaranteed to laugh your socks off, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre arrived in Square Chapel, Halifax for one night only as part of their UK tour. ...

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