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Clear White Light – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Writer: Paul Sirett Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Chris Collett The main problem with Paul Sirett’s Clear White Light is that it can’t decide what it wants to be. It’s part mental health comedy-drama, part Gothic ghost story, part jukebox musical and part Corbyn-ist polemic on the dire state of the NHS. On their own, each of these elements have their own ...

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – Leeds Grand

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Tour Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Mischief Theatre brings The Comedy About A Bank Robbery on tour including a stop at the Leeds Grand Theatre.  Many will know the theatre company for producing the award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong.  The comedy, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan ...

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Benidorm Live – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth Writer: Derren Litten Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Kelyn Luther Having been axed after 10 years, one of ITV’s most successful sitcoms of recent years comes to the stage for a national tour – a bit of Spanish sun in the biting October weather. The secret of Benidorm’s success is that the comedy is a throwback to ...

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Tom Allen: Absolutely –  The Lowry , Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon With tales from his life told in comic high definition, Tom Allen’s current tour, Absolutely, is a nonstop laugh! Two hours of hilarious life stories mingled in with a few well aimed jibes at a handful of audience members, Allen’s high energy and high paced performance has the audience gasping for breath from start to finish Dressed ...

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Elis James & John Robins: The Holy Vible Book – The Lowry,Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Elis James and John Robins have had great success individually. James is a musician, TV/radio presenter, actor and stand-up comic, whilst Robins is also an award-winning stand-up and presenter in his own right. The pair joined forces in 2014 to present an afternoon radio programme for XFM (now Radio X). The show was both a critical and ...

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Henning When: Get On With It! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Taking the mic out of both German and English stereotypes and complaining about Britain’s constant need to refer to the war, Henning Wehn is back touring with a show that takes an ‘unbiased view on Brexit’. After a short warm-up where Henning tells a few war anecdotes, takes the mic out of Londoners with their bad grammar ...

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Artistic Director: Tory Dobrin Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree For over 40 years, “The Trocks” have been entertaining audiences worldwide: since 1974 the group has performed in 35 countries and over 600 cities. For two days only, Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre plays host to a dedicated, physical and extremely impressive troupe of dancers, who interpret and gently parody classical ballet as you’ve never ...

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Withering Looks – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Noreen Kershaw Reviewer: Lizz Clark The Brontë sisters are an unimpeachable part of the British literary canon, their works echoing down the centuries. But there is also a reverent sense of mythology surrounding their own lives – three imaginative young women sequestered in a vicarage on the blasted moors of West Yorkshire. As ...

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