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Mythos: Men – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Matt Forrest There are certain actors, performers and comics who you would pay good money to see even if they were reading the Yellow Pages; Richard Burton, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry would all fit the bill. Thankfully, Fry isn’t tackling the helpful canary coloured directory, instead he is taking on the ...

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Mythos: Heroes – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Sat centre stage in a comfortable looking arm chair, one might wonder how a solo figure might hold the attention of a crowd of over 1,700 people. This is the task that household name, Steven Fry must undertake. Without a hint of trepidation, Fry takes to the stage to showcase one ...

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Mythos: Gods  – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Revered by some as having almost demi-God like status anyway, Stephen Fry has always immersed himself into the world of Greek myth and legend. His 2018 publication Mythos: Godsis his own retelling of the ancient Mediterranean fables for a 21stcentury audience. Quickly followed by Heroesand Men, his literally trilogy is now ...

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The Psychic Project – The Vaults, London

Performer: David Narayan Reviewer: Richard Maguire Billed as a mind-reading show, The Psychic Project initially ran for just an hour. In its newest iteration at The Vaults in London it probably still lasts an hour, but with a 20-minute delay to proceedings and then an interval coming in after only 30 minutes, the show extends over two hours. Perhaps it ...

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Shrew-ed – UCB Theatre, New York City

Writer: Caitlin Bitzegaio Director: Matt Gehrig Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Writer and performer Caitlin Bitzegaio’s new one-woman show, Shrew-ed, at UCB Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen has a very charming premise. As mentioned in the press release, Bitzegaio encounters a group of aliens that are determined to kill off all the women on the planet. The reason for their intended gendercide? The ...

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Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva – Bread and Roses, London

Writer: Laura-Doe, Anando Bharti and Robert Grayson Director:  Penelope Chater Reviewer:  Richard Maguire There are quite a few vulvas – or should that be vulvae as Laura-Doe insists? – in London at the moment. Last month we had the lyrical Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself at the Ovalhouse Theatre, and opening later this month at ...

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An Indian Abroad – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Pariah Khan Director: Eduardo Gama Reviewer: James Garrington We all know about the gap year when students take a break from studies to travel the world and experience exotic places. It’s often perceived as a Western thing – but what would happen if an Indian student took a year out to visit the exotic island of Great Britain? Written and ...

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