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Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation – The Triad Theatre, New York City

Writer: Gerard Alessandrini Director: Gerard Alessandrini Reviewer: Alithea Howes Forbidden Broadway is as delightfully brutal as it’s always been. For the uninitiated: Forbidden Broadway is a theatrical roast, which rewrites hit songs to lovingly lampoon the current shows on Broadway. It was created in 1982 and has been updated countless times since then. One might expect that premise to wear thin after ...

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25 Live: The Big Birthday Show – The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Cat Sheridan Reviewer: Dominic Corr For 25 Live: The Big Birthday Show, this isn’t about the comings and goings of glitzy statement productions, this is about community. The community which has been with the Theatre, and its predecessor the Empire Theatre for 25 years and more. For as much as this may be a birthday celebration for the Festival ...

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Stunning – Windmill Theatre, London

Reviewer:  Richard Maguire London’s iconic Windmill Theatre may be more famous for its naked ladies, but for the next four Sundays ladies of another kind have taken over the stage. Stunning is a brand new revue night featuring singing and dancing by some of the fiercest and sexiest drag queens in the city. The three main performers – with no programme ...

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Osric Omand and the Story of Hope – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Joseph Emms Reviewer: Tom Ralphs If you’re going to go over the top, do it in style. That appears to be the thinking behind 21st Century Cox’s Edinburgh show. Billed as a blood-filled cocktail of stage combat, live music and impractical effects, with dancing Nazis, transsexual robots and vampires on scooters, all thrown in for good measure, it’s a ...

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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald King’s Theatre favourite Allan Stewart is back to host his Big Big Variety Show for a fifth year with a packed line up featuring some of his best showbiz pals. This isn’t a rerun of previous incarnations, the 2018 Big Big Variety Show is fit to bursting with a new lease of life. Gone are the tired ...

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Denim: World Tour – Soho Theatre, London

Devisers: The cast Reviewer: Tom Finch Drag queens. If they seem to be more ubiquitous than they were a few years ago it’s because they are. Thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race this once subversive art form is now hurtling toward the mainstream and looking fabulous while doing so. It was only a matter of time then before a drag girl ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Going South – The Warren

Reviewer: Paul Couch In the sweltering confines of Brighton Fringe’s Warren Theatre Box, things are hotting up both literally and figuratively as Going South bring their show of parody songs to a small but appreciative audience. Nothing is sacred and Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast), Kander & Ebb’s Money Money, Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around and ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Treason Show  – Festival Special, The Warren

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Directed by: Mark Brailsford Reviewer: Simon Topping Brighton’s legendary Treason Show is back for its 17th festival special. Written by a team of over 40 writers, as the audience settles down, we look forward to a funny night of parody songs, topical gags and satirical bite. The two female and two male performers bounce onto the stage and immediately spring ...

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