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Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography – The Photographic Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Emily Hall While the 155th international exhibition of photography boasts a few impressive, thought-provoking photographs, it has no cohesiveness, a few stunningly inadequate photographs and a multitude of amateurish, poorly edited pieces. Much of the more traditional portraiture is impressive, highlights include First Touch by Sreten Pantelic and Lunchtime Rained Off by David Dyrne. There’s also a sampling of ...

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Translunar Paradise – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer/Director: George Mann Music: Kim Heron Reviewer: Rhiannon Lawson [Rating:5] The audience leave the theatre in silence. The women wipe away the mascara and try to blot their red eyes while the men puff out their chests and try to pretend that it didn’t affect them. It is absolutely astounding that a production with no words and done purely with ...

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Hal Cruttenden: Tough Luvvie – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4] Hal Cruttenden’s show is, according to Hal Cruttenden, intended to show off the tough side of the self confessed camp drama school “luvvie”. Whether this is just a ruse to distract us from the fact he’s going to provide a set of camp, cattiness or he, himself, is distracted from his aim is largely immaterial. What ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Michael Lunney Composer: Mat Larkin Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3.5] This Middle Ground tour of Wilde‘s greatest hit has been around for a year or two, last time featuring actor Tony Britton. No such legends this time out, but a cast including many names from stage and the small screen, who together gave us a workmanlike, if ...

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