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Langa Methodist Choir – St Just Miners’ Chapel, Cornwall

Reviewer: John Kennedy From Cape Town to Cape Cornwall - courtesy of a personal invitation and introduction by Glastonbury beard-confused guru, Michael Eavis, together with Reverend Mbuso Kubone and St Just Methodist Miners’ Chapel’s David James, Cornwall hosts the most deliriously stealth-Christian evangelism ever set in song - possibly. Or at least since the hypnotic 1958 recording of Missa Luba ...

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Sweet Like Chocolate Boy – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer & Director: Tristan Fynn-Aidu-enu  Reviewer: James McColl London, the early Nineties. Black British culture is a dominant part of mainstream culture, with garage, jungle and soul music bubbling under the surface of the capital. Sweet Like Chocolate Boy, the latest play from writer & director Tristan Fynn-Aidu-enu, is a coming-of-age story spanning multiple decades and generations. Two young black ...

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Whitewash – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Gabriel Bisset-Smith Director: Charlotte Bennett Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s rare that a play teems with so many ideas while still managing to remain coherent, but Whitewash is that rare play. There might be those who say that writer Gabriel Bisset-Smith has packed too many issues into his 70 minutes, but we are not one-dimensional beings with a single narrative: ...

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Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joyce Branagh Costume Designer: Sara Perks Set Designer: Max Dorey  Composer: Eamonn O’Dwyer Reviewer: Ron Simpson “More matter for a May morning…” – or, better yet, for a Summer afternoon or evening! It’s difficult to imagine a more joyous three hours of Shakespeare for an open-air production in what is bound to be a glorious summer ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Audacious Mr. Astley

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Audacious Mr. Astley Your pitch:     Presenting Sergeant-Major Philip Astley, late of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Light Dragoons. Proprietor of the celebrated Astley's Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge. Originator of the h’entertainment ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH… Konstantin Kisin

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With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Konstantin Kisin Your pitch:     Orwell That Ends Well is a show about the erosion of freedom of expression as modern society breeds more and more sacred cows. A descendant of ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH… Leo Kearse

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Leo Kearse Your pitch:     I've been banned from hotels, Facebook, parties - and my venue at an Australian festival. This was due to accusations of transphobia, even though I wrote ...

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