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LAUNCH: James Graham’s Sketching at Wilton’s Music Hall

Amidst all the clamour for greater representation across the industry, playwright James Graham and Director Thomas Hescott are about to genuinely change the lives of eight undiscovered writers with their collaborative new show James Graham’s Sketching, using Charles Dickens’ anthology-approach to storytelling in Sketches by Boz as its inspiration. The yet to be written show will portray 24-hours of London ...

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CLOSED WIN: Two tickets to The Simon and Garfunkel Story

It's competition time! Has it really been 50 years since the most successful Folk/Rock Duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single The Sound of Silence? Having performed to SOLD OUT audiences in over 50 countries around the world from Sydney to Seattle, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is now coming to a theatre near you as it tours ...

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BLOG: Into the music: Nashville

The popularity of all things Country has a tendency to peak and trough through the decades. The current resurgence with the likes of Country to Country and Nashville Live going from strength to strength could arguably be attributed to the success of a certain, long-running, television series; with this in mind, Helen Tope takes a look back over the seasons ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do the Thing: The Two Man Made-Up Musical – The Warren: Theatre Box

Creators: Simon Plotkin, Tim Meredith and Calum Anderson Reviewer: Simon Topping Speeding onto the stage dressed all in black, like a hirsute Johnny Cash tribute, come the cheery improv comedy duo, Do the Thing (Simon Plotkin and Tim Meredith)accompanied by their mysterious musical friend (Calum Anderson), who does not speak but wields an acoustic guitar, ready to play. After some light crowd banter ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Margo and Mr Whatsit – The Warren: The Hat

Creators: PaddleBoat Theatre Reviewer: Simon Topping As we enter the venue Sophia (Katy Dash) greets us to solemnly explain that Mr Whatsit (Michael Smith) is dead, pointing to the bearded mischief-maker that lays flat on the beautifully crafted cabin bed in front of us.  However Mr Whatsit (Sophia’s inseparable imaginary friend) does not easily comply to this bequest, sitting up ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Arr We There Yet? – Spiegeltent: Bosco

Creators: Head First Acrobats Reviewer: Simon Topping Bounding on to stage comes the captain and his two merry shipmates, both of whom feel they have a claim to be the ship’s head man. Arguing, scuffling and high-quality clowning opens what is to be 45-minutes of beguiling and wowing entertainment; leaving kids and adults alike in fits of laughter and amazed. ...

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