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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember – Opera House, Manchester

Director/Choreographer: Brendan Cole Reviewer: Sarah O’Toole Brendan Cole’s career has certainly taken off since his first appearance on the BBC’s iconic television show Strictly Come Dancing back in 2004. Now on his seventh nationwide tour, Brendan describes his show as ‘An evening with style with something for everyone’ and this is strictly true. Before his illustrious career took off Brendan’s ...

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Mark Thomas: Cuckooed – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Mark Thomas is a long-term political activist and comedian. It is easy to imagine how the earnestness that is bread and butter to the one might dampen the performance of the other. After all, the corruption, war profiteering and general evilness of the arms trade outlined by Mark Thomas is really no laughing matter. But actually, the ...

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Robin Ince – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham If you like your comedy delivered at hypersonic speed then you will love a Robin Ince gig. Ince's comedy style is non-stop from start to finish, at times he even seems to be too quick for himself... Best known for his Radio 4 programme The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox, Ince delivers more of a science ...

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Jillian Michaels: Maximise Your Life – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Jillian Michaels is known as a fitness trainer and television personality from American TV prograammes The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian. In both she worked with members of the public who wanted to lose weight. A fair percentage of her current tour as a motivational speaker is about that, but thankfully not all of it. ...

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Gervase Phinn – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes   The afternoon timing of An Evening With Gervase Phinn seems to throw the man himself a little off beam as he begins the show with a hastily swallowed “Good evening” before launching into his afternoon of recollections and stories from his days as a school inspector. Quoting Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare on the innocence of ...

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An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger – Lancaster Hotel, London

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger follows a business model popularised by many science fiction conventions: fans throng around, several in costume, before being herded into a conference hall for a Q&A session and, afterwards, having the opportunity to have their photo taken with their idol. Of course, this being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, the financial stakes ...

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