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ART – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Yasmina Reza   Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Ellie Jones   Original Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood ART, a French play and an Old Vic Production, made its West End debut in 1996 winning numerous awards.  The comedy is currently touring the UK, including a run at the Leeds Grand Theatre where it plays until 7 April.  ART is solely ...

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Brennan Reece: Everlong – The Stand, Glasgow

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Brennan Reece’s Everlong tour hit Glasgow The Stand Comedy Club this week, bringing with it a cheeky, heartfelt hour of hilarious comedy and touching anecdotes that set him apart from so many on the scene today. Reece jumps onto the stage at the intimate Glasgow venue and is instantly funny. Self-depreciating humour can be overdone, but Reece ...

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La Voix’s One Night Only – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Drag culture is in flux at the moment. For decades, occasional nights hosting karaoke in gay bars have been the best most acts could hope for: in recent years, though, the ascendancy of TV reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race from cult hit to mainstream phenomenon has seen an influx of American-style drag performance alongside more traditional, British ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with comedian Brennan Reece

Brennan Reece was voted English Comedian of the Year 2015 and has been touring extensively since. He sat down with The Reviews Hub’s Fraser MacDonald to talk about his first gig, Glasgow audiences and being a straight, white man. Brennan’s comedy journey began six years ago, when he fancied giving stand-up comedy a go. He jokes that things got drastically ...

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Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio- The Lowry, Salford

Writer : Tom Walker & Andrew Doyle Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Patrons arriving at The Lowry are warned that anyone leaving Jonathan Pie’s show while it is in progress will be denied re-admission. This seems over the top until it becomes apparent that the show is so carefully constructed that anyone seeing only part may miss the point.  Back to the Studio ...

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Fat Friends – The Musical – Opera House, Manchester

Book, Lyrics and Director: Kay Mellor Music: Nick Lloyd Webber Musical Director: Michael Bradley Reviewer: Helen Jones It's 18 years since Kay Mellor's comedy-drama Fat Friends arrived on our TV screens, and now the premise has been modernised and rewritten to create Fat Friends – The Musical. The principal characters are the same; fun, curvy Kelly, her rather slow fiance Kevin, parents Betty ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: James Garrington Once in a while a play comes along that is so funny it makes you wonder if it is actually possible to die laughing. There’s a certain part of us that loves to laugh at things going wrong. Indeed, for a lot of people, watching a production ...

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