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Fused – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer &Director: Dan Bergin Reviewer: Sophie Everton Ryan Is Ste Murray to become a spy or a mafia member? Can he successfully overcome obstacles in his path or will he remain helpless? You decide. Dan Bergin’s Fused is a point-and-click throwback to vintage video games. This immersive live performance grabs the audience from the start as twelve assertive volunteers take ...

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Slava’s Snow Show – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Created and Staged by: Slava Polunin Reviewer: Gareth Davies If you're dreaming of a white Christmas this year,Slava's Snow Showmay be one surefire way of getting your hit of (albeit fake) white stuff. Be warned, though – there is both moreandless of the stuff than you might expect. For although the title of this quirky physical theatre presentation references the ...

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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Donna Kelly Believe it or not, 30 Million Minutes is actually Dawn French’s first ever solo tour. The Queen of British comedy may have been entertaining audiences since 1982 as one half of successful female double act French and Saunders, but it’s taken 32 years for the award-winning comedienne to take to the stage on a ...

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Stephen K Amos – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones   There was a slight hiccup at the Lowry's night in the current tour of Stephen K Amos. He was stuck in traffic and hadn't arrived. However the Lowry's own Phil Buckley (backstage staff member and gigging comedian) stepped up to the plate and gave a funny if rather graphic twenty five minute warm up routine. While ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Writer/Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Peter Rowe’s Rock’n’Roll pantomimes have become an eagerly anticipated Christmas feature in the North-West. In modern times, pantomimes are more and more reliant on star casting; however, Clwyd Theatr Cymru continues to buck that trend and relies instead on its reputation and the talent of its performers. With its ten strong cast of actor/ ...

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The Motherfucker with the Hat – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Stephen Adly Guirgis Director: Aoife Spillane-Hinks Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster It is rare for a black comedy to be both brilliantly dark and funny in equal doses, but then a talent such as Stephen Adly Guirgis’ is probably even rarer. His latest play, which had its European debut in the intimate, and packed, New Theatre is as brilliantly well-written as ...

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What the Dickens – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer : Abigail Andersen, Mark Dawson, Neil Haigh, Emily Murphy Director : Abigail Andersen Reviewer : Joan Phillips   Part Dickens, part Sherlock Holmes, What the Dickensis a farcical detective mystery set in the foggy, grimy streets of Victorian London. The evening starts with some promise. The young Charles Dickens is at the beginning of his career working as a ...

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Aladdin – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Director: Andy Pickering Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the festive season hits full swing, Edinburgh’s favourite variety triplet return to the King’s Theatre in Aladdin, showing they are an entertainment force that is difficult to beat. Telling the classic story of the pauper from Peking who's luck changes when he finds a magic lamp ...

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