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Richard Digance – Assembly Rooms, Derby

Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:4.5] One of the “elder statesmen” of the British folk scene with more than forty years in the business, Richard Digance is a man of many talents – singer, guitarist, raconteur, songwriter, poet, author. This year sees him undertaking an extensive national tour and his surprisingly belated debut at the Edinburgh Festival. The compact Darwin Suite at ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – The Assembly Rooms, Derby

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3] On 9th June 2007, 8.5 million people tuned in to watch Keith Jack come second in the final of Any Dream will Do, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for a star for his forthcoming West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a rôle that ...

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Save the Last Dance for Me – The Assembly Rooms, Derby

Book: Laurence Marks &Maurice Gran Music: Doc Pomus &Mort Shuman Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3] Save the Last Dance for Me is one of the spate of so-called “jukebox musicals” currently hitting our theatres, where the soundtrack is provided by previously released popular music, instead of it having its own original score. Although they have been around for ...

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Edinburgh Fringe – Bridget Christie : War Donkey – Assembly Rooms

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4] Bridget Christie is a bit of a staple at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her surreal, bonkers shows may not have the masses clamouring to see her, but she draws consistent, appreciative audiences. And more importantly, she seems to be having a whale of a time performing. This year’s show is based around attitudes towards women in comedy, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory – Assembly Rooms

Book/Music/Lyrics/Director: Paul Boyd Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2.5] Nothing is really happening in Little Happening, Margaret (Leanne Jones) has just received her CLIT, Jake and Jemma's relationship is staid, and Robbie's Horology is just ticking along, things just never happen in this quiet provincial town, well that is until the mysterious Ithanku (Russell Morton) appears and decides to change things for ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Jigsy – Assembly Rooms

Writer: Tony Staveacre Director: Hanah Chissick Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] It is 1997 and Cilla Black is playing through the speakers while pictures of Frank Carson, Cannon &Ball and Ken Dodd hang on the wall of this fading Livapudlian working man’s club, a strongly designed set by Hannah DeWinton’s that evokes the era, location and atmosphere perfectly almost stealing the ...

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