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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy – The Ark, Dublin

Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer Director: Andy Packer Reviewer: Monica Insinga Every year the Family Season of the Dublin Theatre Festival brings us some unexpected gem, and this year is no exception. Among a number of Australian productions, which are part of the international programme of the Festival, the Ark opens its doors to Slingsby Theatre Company’s multi-award winning production of The ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: How to Keep an Alien – Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Sonya Kelly

Writer and Performer: Sonya Kelly Director: Gina Moxley Reviewer: Monica Insinga Opening night of the world premiere of Sonya Kelly’s new autobiographical solo show, How to Keep an Alien, could not have gone any better. Developed under Kelly’s participation in Rough Magic’s ADVANCE programme, the show opened last night to a roaring crowd, that thanks to Kelly’s trademark comedian style, ...

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Bob Downe: Bob, Sweat & Tears – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Writer: Mark Trevorrow Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Bob, Sweat &Tears includes everything you’d expect from an evening with Bob Downe during The Fringe. We are treated to plenty of polyester, campy pop songs, cheesy grins and naughty jokes – but there’s something waiting for us that we never saw coming. Bob has a revelation – he’s actually been living a lie ...

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Once We Lived Here – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Dean Bryant Music: Mathew Frank Lyrics: Dean Bryant Director: Dean Bryant Reviewer: Annegret Märten On the farm Emoh Ruo in the Australian outback Amy (Melle Stewart), the oldest of three siblings, looks after her sick mother Claire (Simone Craddock). Amy runs the place which has been plagued by a long-lasting drought on sheer force of will. She has sacrificed ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Simon Phillips Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Now into its seventh year the stage version of Australian classic movie Priscilla shows absolutely no sign of running out of petrol. The show tells the story of three drag queens Mitzi (Jason Donovan), Bernadette (Richard Grieve) and Felicia (Graham Weaver) who take a road trip in ...

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NEWS: Rocky Horror Ventures Down Under

It may be 40 years old but Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has been playing to packed houses across the country as part of its 40th Anniversary Tour. Seen by over 300,000 people, this has been the most successful Rocky Horror Show tour ever. Following the final tour performance in Wolverhampton on 2nd November the show will jet off ...

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Shield – Ovalhouse Theatre, London

Writer, director and performer: Amaara Raheem Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:4] This play takes its title from an old Australian shield which is currently living in the Rooms of the Enlightenment at the British Museum. Captain Cook brought it in to England in 1770, after his first encounter with indigenous Australia. It takes a while before one realises that the shield ...

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An Evening with Erin Cornell – St James Theatre Studio, London

Musical Director: Theo Jamieson Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4] Australian Erin Cornell has had a varied CV. From touring with Bohemian Rhapsody, to playing in Wicked in Japan, she has covered many different musical styles and here – in her first one woman show in London, she demonstrates her wide range both vocally and stylistically to great effect. Appearing with an ...

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