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The Red Shed – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Mark Thomas’ fringe award-winning The Red Shed is currently touring around the UK, including a three-night stop at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  The Red Shed is celebrating the Labour Club’s 50th Anniversary and Thomas takes the opportunity to recreate the club’s history at its shed in Wakefield.  The wooden red shed ...

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Ministry Of Science Live – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Mark Thompson Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Ministry of Science Live introduces the audience to key scientists and a vast number of noted academics, but this is far from a boring lecture or a school science lesson. This is a production that fizzes, splashes, sparks and explodes with exciting scientific experiments and more than a sprinkling of interesting scientific facts. Our ...

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Joan Collins Unscripted – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Director: Peter Taylor Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Joan Collins knows how to pack a theatre. The iconic octogenarian and timeless beauty is currently on a sell-out tour of the UK and as one would expect, fans are queuing up to see her. Unscripted, the title of her latest tour, is an opportunity to get up close and personal with a Hollywood ...

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Nutshell: An Evening with Ian McEwan – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Times have changed. In the past, a book launch involved a group of readers sipping wine and eating cheese nibbles in Waterstones before hesitatingly approaching the author to get an autograph on a first edition they’d picked up cheap in Oxfam. Things are more streamlined, stage-managed and posh these days. For one thing, the books are often ...

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An Evening With Charlie Sheen, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Host: Piers Morgan Reviewer: Andy Moseley Charlie Sheen could almost be a throwback to a bygone era, the devil-may-care actor living a life of whisky and womanising with the occasional bit of acting thrown in for good measure. The supposed nadir of his career, when he was pictured with two porn stars and a seemingly endless amount of drugs and ...

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Derren Brown: Miracle – The Lowry, Salford– The Lowry, Salford

Illusionist Derren Brown in Miracle

Writer: Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor Director: Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor Reviewer: Matt Forrest First of all, a word of warning: this article contains no spoilers! This is at the request of Derren Brown himself and I’m not willing to cross him after some of the outrageous feats witnessed over the course of a spellbinding two hours ...

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Greg Foot: Caution – Safety Goggles Required – The Lowry, Salford

TV Presenter Greg Foot in his explosive stage show.

Reviewer: Iain Sykes Many years ago, back in this reviewer’s schooldays, a rather mad, white-labcoated chemistry teacher desperate to engage a bunch of fourth formers in the joys of science with a chemical reaction that would create a bit of a “pop”, accidentally put too much something or other into the mix and created an explosion that shook the whole ...

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An Evening With Chris Packham: Growing Up Wild – Lowry, Salford

Wildlife expert Chris Peckham

Reviewer: Jo Beggs For many kids in the 1980s, Chris Packham made wildlife cool. With his spiky, bleached hair and cheeky smile, and along with co-presenters Terry Nutkins and Nicola Davies on The Really Wild Show, he sparked an interest in wildlife and conservation that has stayed with that generation. They’re well in evidence in the audience at the Lowry ...

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