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PREVIEW: DIVA’s Unsung – Leicester Square Theatre

One night Cabarets are currently all the rage in London’s West End as performers old and new take their chance to showcase themselves, sings songs that they love and give high quality performances for fans at a fraction of West End prices. These Cabarets really do give new or young performers their chance to be ‘seen’ but more and more ...

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PREVIEW: The Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 Announces Programming Highlights.

The Dublin Fringe Festival has a lot to bring to the stage this year as it announces the highlights of its Autumn 2013 schedule. With 16 days of Theatre, Comedy, Music, Dance, Spectacle and more, it is not to be missed. This year the festival is turning its hand to “activists, whistle blowers, outsiders, women, children and industry”. Irish artists ...

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PREVIEW: 24:7 launch in style at the Comedy Store, Manchester

Nowadays fringe theatre is a regular feature of the Manchester area. Venues such as The Royal Exchange and The Lowry have their own Studios to stage off-centre productions that might be out of place in their main house and there are pub venues as well as promenade shows that can pop up anywhere. But it wasn’t always the case. For ...

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PREVIEW: What About Dick?

It’s a fact, from now on; November the 13th will forever be known and celebrated as Dick Day. In years to come families will gather, friends will send cards and parties shall be thrown in honour of Eric Idle’s Dick. That is, Idle’s latest offering ‘What About Dick’, a staged radio play starring Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard, Russell ...

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PREVIEW: an exciting season for children at Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre

Most people spend time looking for entertaining and exciting activities to share with children, but many overlook the magical experience that theatre can provide. Since its opening in 1979 on Wimbledon Broadway, Polka Theatre, the UK’s first theatre dedicated entirely to children, has been enthralling children and adults alike with engaging and stimulating productions. The theatre has an international reputation ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: The Birdhouse – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Developed with: Jos Houben, Peta Lily and OmarElerian Music by: Greg Hall Reviewer: Flip Miller   Despite being a work in progress The Birdhouse is a very polished performance. On entering the studio you are greeted by the four female performers offering mints to all comers. Although appearing not to be in character, after a while you become aware that ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Emily’s Very Sad Play – New Wolsey Theatre,Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Sarah Pascoe Reviewer: Glen Pearce   ‘If there’s no truth, there’s no madness’ – an early line in Sarah Pascoe’s early work in progressing showing and truth and madness intertwine throughout. It’s a rapid fire stream of consciousness that blurs reality with fiction. Emily is clearly a disturbed young woman, she’s convinced she’s romantically entwined with Prince ...

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