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Pulse Fringe Festival: Ten Out Of Ten – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Performed &devised by: Stuart Barter, Clare Dunn &Terry O'Donovan Reviewer: Glen Pearce In an age of ‘deferred success’ when competitive completion is frowned upon as everyone needs to be seen as a winner, how do we measure our achievements? Through driving tests, swimming certificates, or our work achievements? Or are our achievements and failures a more integral part of our ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Til Debt Do Us Part – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Sean Gittins Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:2]   Money makes the world go around or, in the case of the recent financial turmoil, it’s more a case of debt makes the world go around. The worldwide banking crisis has forced many people to reassess their attitude to debt. For Sean Gittins, his relationship with money and more precisely ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Stories From An Invisible Town – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Created and performed by: Hugh Hughes, Derwyn Hughes, Delyth Hughes Artistic Associates:ShônDale-Jones, Stefanie Mueller, Andrew Pembrooke, Sophie Russell Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Watching a Hugh Hughes show, one often wonders how much is rehearsed or how much is improvised on the night. Hughes’ genial nature often seems to take him on a random journey, engaging with his audience and dropping ...

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Stewart Francis: Outstanding in His Field – Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4] Stewart Francis is a Canadian comedian with British parents who can imitate a budgie delightfully. This performance brings him to York as part of a fully comprehensive UK tour in the beautiful Grand Opera House. A common feature on British television shows such as Mock the Week, Francis is building a solid reputation as a wordplay ...

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Canvas – Minerva Theatre Chichester

Writer: Michael Wynne Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Steve Turner [rating:4] Olivier award winner Michael Wynne’s new work takes a witty look at the stresses and strains of modern life through the eyes of three couples on a camping holiday in the middle of the Welsh countryside. Alan (Dean Lennox Kelly) and Justine (Lucy Montgomery) are the couple looking for a ...

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Wonderful Town – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Book: Joseph A Fields and Jerome Chodorov Director: Braham Murray Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] I imagine most people, like me, when they hear the name Leonard Bernstein think of West Side Story and its powerful imagery. Some four years prior to that production, in 1953, he was persuaded to write the ...

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