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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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Henry V – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Fairlie Costume Designer: Adrian Linford  Set Design: Max Dorey Composer: Eamonn O’Dwyer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Henry V was the third of four plays at Shakespeare’s Rose to hold its Press performance, not, as it happened, a Press Night, but a matinee which illustrated one of the charms of Shakespeare at the Rose – and also ...

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Fiver – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book, music and lyrics: Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees Director: Tom Lees Reviewer: Stephen Bates The Small space at Southwark Playhouse is turning into fertile territory for new British musicals. Just a few weeks after The Curious Case of Benjamin Button emerged as, arguably, the fringe hit of 2019, here comes a refreshing offering from a young team that ...

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Tree – Upper Campfield Market, Manchester

Creators: Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah   Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah   Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   An umbrella of questionable ethics has become Tree’s canopy in the lead up to the opening of one of Manchester International Festival’s flagship productions. A high-profile disagreement between creatives and the role they should or should not be credited with has pushed this production into ...

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Boris the Musical 2: Brexit Harder – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Laurence Peacock Director: Kyle Williams Reviewer: James Garrington The Blowfish Theatre production of Boris the Musical came about as a result of that now infamous referendum in 2016 – a satirical musical about Boris Johnson and Brexit. Three years on, and we’re still arguing about whether or not we should leave the EU – so out comes the sequel, Boris ...

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