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Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Richard Gadd Director: Jon Brittain Reviewer: Gareth Davies The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd offers a cautionary tale for the modern age, of the perils of offering tea and pity to a total stranger. 'I've got to go', she says, every time she comes to the bar where Gadd works, before lingering for the full length of his ...

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Tropez! – The Space, London

Creators: Nathan and Ida Reviewer: Richard Maguire Nathan and Ida have two shows playing at the Space’s Send in the Clowns festival. Tropez!, their newest show, is an inventive 50-minute of comedy gurning and miming, but ultimately too much of the humour is in the same register. Georges played by Nathan Peter Grassi is on holiday in St Tropez in ...

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Confetti and Chaos – Imagination Workshop, Edinburgh

Interactive Theatre International's Confetti and Chaos is back at its spiritual home, smack bang in the middle of the madness of the Edinburgh Festival. The world's worst wedding reception still has the ability to surprise and delight and it's all down to the pin-sharp script and the enviable comedy acting and improvisation skills of its talented cast. The whole idea ...

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The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure – Plymouth Athenaeum

Writer: John Nicholson and Le Navet Bete Director: John Nicholson Adaptation: Le Navet Bete / John Nicholson (from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas) Reviewer: Helen Tope A story full of intrigue and swagger, the adventures of D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos qualify as one of literature’s most well-loved and familiar tales. Written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas, the novel takes us into the ...

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Blind Date – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Creator: Rebecca Northan Reviewer: Gareth Davies You don't have to look too hard to find clowns at the Edinburgh Fringe. The nose is often the giveaway – which is handy because it makes it oh-so-easy to avoid them. Let's be honest – no one really likes clowns, apart from people who rarely leave the house or whose idea of high ...

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Avenue Q – Sheffield Lyceum

Director/Choreographer: Cressida Carré Designer: Richard Evans Musical Director: Dean McDermott Puppet Designer: Paul Jomain Reviewer: Janet Jepson It’s furry, funny, fuzzy, it’s naughty and it’s definitely one to see - welcome to Avenue Q. This is a musical unlike any other seen on stage. A group of extremely talented human performers tread the boards, but hardly anyone notices most of ...

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Scouse Pacific – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts First produced at The Royal Court as a Christmas production, now almost a decade later the show gets a summer revival, which feels as fresh and as funny as it was when it was first performed. Needless to say this comic castaway caper features an almost face cohort in the roles ...

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An Evening Without Kate Bush – The Museum of Comedy

Performer: Sarah-Louise Young Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer: Richard Maguire Love her or hate her, Kate Bush remains one of Britain’s great pop eccentrics. Since her first appearance on Top of the Pops at the age of 19 with the iconic Wuthering Heights, Bush has always been easy to parody. Yet, Sarah-Louise Young’s An Evening Without Kate Bush is more like ...

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