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Pirate Gran – Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Geraldine Durrant &Rose Forshall Adaptor: Scamp Theatre Director: Pieter Lawman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman When it comes to children’s theatre at the Fringe, taking a gamble can be both expensive and fraught with danger. Will the little ones cry, wander off or (cringe) distract everyone else in the theatre? Fortunately, renowned Scamp Theatre take the uncertainty out of your theatrical ...

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Pete Firman: Trickster – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Middlesborogh’s very own self-deprecating magic man Pete Firman returns to the fringe for the eight consecutive year with Trickster another show blending his razor sharp and slightly eccentric personality with some magic tomfoolery. Firman is a true showman, his cheeky melodic smoggy patter fits perfectly with his mischievous grin and the foreboding glint of a closeted psychopath ...

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Bash: Latterday Plays – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Neil LaBute Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Neil LaBute’s beautifully crafted trilogy of one-act plays explores the hidden evil in everyday people. This most recent production, 31 Productions transfer from the Old Red Lion, is played on the same stage as Bash’s West End debut and brought to life with style, panache and unflinching candour. Performed in the ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – New Theatre, Oxford

Writer: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Mary Tapper The glitter balls begin to spin, bathing the New Theatre in sparkles of light, the band starts to play It’s Raining Men, and three divas are lowered from the heavens in stunning white and silver flowing gowns to belt out the song and you know you are in ...

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Torvill & Dean’s Dancing on Ice: The Final Tour – Phones 4U Arena, Manchester

Choreography: Jayne Torvill &Christopher Dean Creative Director: Glenn Coomber Reviewer: John Roberts Ten year’s ago Olympic gold medalists Torvill and Dean created a new prime-time TV show that merged the splendor and sophistication of Strictly Come Dancing with the thrilling and defying agility of Ice Skating and thus Dancing on Ice was born. Watched by millions of people each week, ...

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NEWS: Chichester announce the 2014 Festival programme

Festival 2014 is a landmark season for Chichester. It heralds the transformation of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, which reopens this summer following a £22 million redevelopment. The major improvements to the Grade II* listed building will greatly enhance the experience of audiences, actors and creative teams visiting the Festival Theatre. With a transformed auditorium, increased seating capacity of 1,300, ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Mary Tapper Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has visited Manchester for a week and is making a flying stop at Aylesbury before it heads for a substantial run at the Savoy Theatre, so is it looking in good shape, or is it still in need of improvement before it hits ...

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Re:Play Festival 2014 : Away From Home – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Ward and Martin Jameson Director: Martin Jameson Reviewer: Craig Hepworth Every so often a fringe play comes along that really raises the bar, Manchester has had quite a few over the past few years and Away From Home is no exception. First seen during last year’s 24/7 theatre festival where it was easily the stand out show, the ...

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