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All My Fathers– La MaMa E.T.C., New York City

Writer: Paul David Young Director: Evan Yionoulis Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Watching a parent age is difficult, especially if their memories are unreliable. Add a contentious past to the mix and it’s hard not to let frustration boil over into anger. An aging mother unloading a decades-old secret that challenges all that her adult son knows to be true about ...

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What’s in a Name? – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la Patellière’s Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams Designer: Francis O’Connor Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom was a hit of such magnitude it spawned not only a big screen French version in 2012 but a German film incarnation in 2018. Jeremy Sam’s translation, What’s in ...

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Brydon, Mack and Mitchell – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Reviewer: Craig Unadkat This powerhouse trio have enjoyed a long run at the top of their game, with the hit panel-show Would I Lie To You? running for 12 seasons amounting to a whopping 112 episodes. Each household names in their own right, one would expect big things from these kings of comedy. Sadly, to this degree, they did not ...

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Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape – Brighton Dome, Brighton.

Reviewer: Craig Unadkat  Romesh Ranganathan has fast become one of Britain’s most ubiquitous comics. From his time on various panel shows to his sitcom on Sky One (among a litany of other TV achievements), Ranganathan is without a doubt one of the busiest entertainers around. His overwhelmingly sold-out tour of Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape visited Brighton Dome and this ...

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9 to 5: The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Reviewer: Gemma Fincher If you are looking for a musical with big hair and even bigger belts, then look no further than Dolly Parton’s ultimate feel-good musical of female empowerment, 9 to 5 The Musical. The queen of country music’s signature style is all over this ...

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The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Gerry Linford Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts Following the critical successes of both The Miracle of Great Homer Street and Yellow Breck Road, Gerry Linford returns with his latest production The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery, a scouse whodunit, that is so funny it’s almost criminal. Following the exploits of sofa sleuth Eddie (Paul Duckworth), his wife Trish (Pauline Fleming), ...

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Community Circle – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Trevor Lock Reviewer: Tom Ralphs When the writer and performer of a show tells you that he too would rather be watching something else, you know you’re watching something likely to divide opinion. Community Circle is a show that some people will love, some people will hate and others will just be completely bemused by. With seats around the ...

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