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An Officer and a Gentleman – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Book: Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree This could be a show that splits its audience: those that know and love the film will likely be won over, but for those who don’t, the near-constant stream of 80s hits may or may not be enough to keep all onside. Douglas Day Stewart’s original ...

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Summer Holiday – The Musical– Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Peter Yates Adaptor: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Cathy Swaby What better way to celebrate this belting hot summer in Brighton than to pop along to see the “feel good” 1963 musical Summer Holiday, which is playing to overheated audiences at the Theatre Royal this week. Performing to standing ovations and sing along crowds, this ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost – University of Law Gardens, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Steve Turner Written towards the end of the sixteenth century Shakespeare’s comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost features the longest scene and the longest word in any of his works. There is also more than the usual helping of sophisticated wordplay and convoluted literary references, such that it might seem a little impenetrable. Thankfully the Guildford ...

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Latitude Festival: 4×4 Bhangra – Waterfront Stage

Reviewer: Robin Winters It's a scorcher of a day, everybody has that festival tiredness kicking in and we're all just about ready to sit down for the evening with a beer or two; with that in mind, what could possibly be better than watching a colourful Bhangra group close the day's proceedings on the Waterfront stage? Well, watching a colourful ...

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Latitude Festival: NYDC – Used to be Blonde, Waterfront Stage

Artistic Director: Sharon Eyal Reviewer: Robin Winters The National Youth Dance Company have, in previous years, occupied the final slot of the weekend on the Waterfront and closed down Sadler's Wells dance proceedings in style; but this year they arrive in droves to perform to a Saturday afternoon audience. With the last few years' offerings being highly rated, and Latitude ...

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Latitude Festival: The Lost Disc – Cabaret Tent

Writers: Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan Director: Tom Parry Reviewer: Kris Hallett Obsession is a funny thing. It can drive even the sanest person towards the edge, flipping sense and order into mayhem and chaos. Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan's new musical/comedy/play hybrid sees a music journo disappear down a conspiracy theory of his own making. Somewhere out there, he ...

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Latitude Festival: Recirquel Contemporary Circus | Paris De Nuit

Reviewer: Kris Hallett The circus has always held an allure. There is a reason that running away to join the circus has always held an allure. Its form has taken many forms over the years, from family entertainment to stunt shows, but at its heart, there is something of the night about it; the forbidden and the illicit sliding side by ...

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