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From Shore to Shore – Yang Sing, Manchester

Writers: Mary Cooper and MW Sun Director: David K S Tse Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Tucked away in private dining area in the Yang Sing restaurant in Manchester’s vibrant Chinatown you’ll find an intimate temporary theatre dedicated to telling rarely heard stories of migration, and the challenges faced by crossing borders and cultural boundaries in search of a place to call ...

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Shore to Shore – Oriental City Restaurant, Leeds

Writers: Mary Cooper and MW Sun Music: Angela Chan Director: David K S Tse Reviewer: Sue Collier On the Wire presents a unique theatrical experience within a restaurant setting. This play is the result of interviews with a range of Chinese people from the Leeds and West Yorkshire region. It examines issues of identity, gender, human trafficking, domestic violence, racism ...

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The Chef Show – Marsden Mechanics Hall

Writer: Nick Ahad Director: Stefan Escreet Designer: Martin Johns Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Chef Show is almost impossible to rate as a theatre production. It is not the most challenging script or production you will come across, but in its own field it’s a five-star top-of-the-range effort: it is beyond doubt the best “fusion of play and cookery demonstration” this ...

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Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience – Be’st Restaurant, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Erin Elston Eating at Faulty Towers is most people’s idea of a nightmare. Huddled in the alleyway next to the Be’st Restaurant, trying to escape the flight path of disgruntled pigeons, the assembled audience, ranging from die-hard fans to youngsters who weren't born at the height of the show's success, begin to wonder whether a grave mistake has been ...

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The Wedding Reception – George Hotel, Edinburgh

Writer&Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh Reviewer: Erin Elston What better way to celebrate a day of nuptial bliss than a wedding reception hosted right in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe? Will and Kate think their big day is over, but Kate’s parents have other plans. Interactive Theatre International cleverly bring those moments which are so ‘normal’ in family weddings, and make ...

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The Wedding Reception – B’est, Edinburgh

Creator/Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh Reviewer: John Roberts As if things in the main room of B'est restaurant on Drummond Street wasn't manic enough, it now appears that a last minute wedding party is happening in the back room too.. And if you thought the chaos caused by Basil and Manuel were madcap, wait till you meet Kate and William and their ...

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The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb – The Pheasantry, London

Writers: Devised by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When asked to think of musicals by John Kander and Fred Ebb, most people will immediately think of their two most perennial successes, Chicago and Cabaret. The latter may inspire some to also think of their collaborations with Liza Minnelli, for ...

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