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NEWS: Fringe 70th Anniversary Programme Launches

one man two women holding programmes aloft in front of edinburgh castle

Join the Alliance of Defiance as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launches its 70th anniversary programme. The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme has launched with shows catering for all ages and appetites, inviting performers and spectators from around the world to join the Alliance of Defiance and celebrate 70 years of defying the norm at the Fringe. The rhyming strapline ...

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Keep Dancing – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Highly energetic Jives, smooth Waltzes, fiery Tangos and comedic Charleston routines are entertaining audiences up and down the country over the weekends with the much-anticipated return of Strictly Come Dancing. And now former pros Robin Windsor and Anya Garnis, along with 2012 winner and Olympian Louis Smith, are among a cast bringing the ballroom ...

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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years – The Lowry, Salford

Simon & Garfunkel by Bookends

Reviewer: Donna Kelly After sell-out runs in 2014 and 2015, tribute act Bookends return to the stage to pay homage to one of the greatest pairings in modern folk music history – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Made up of childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the Bookends duo are best known for their authentic sound. Unlike other tribute ...

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The Last Tango – The Opera House, Manchester

Co-Choreographers Karen Bruce, Flavia Cacace, Vincent Simone Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   No one could predict back in 2004 that Strictly Come Dancing would become such a stalwart of family TV entertainment. Nor would anyone imagine that the show would make household names of so many of the professional dancers and lead to any number of spin-off theatre ...

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DVD REVIEW: That Day We Sang

Writer &Director: Victoria Wood Reviewer: Glen Pearce First a stage commission for the Manchester International Festival in 2011, then a Christmas TV special for the BBC in 2014, Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang now makes the transition to DVD. Inspired by the real life 1929 recording of Purcell's’s Nymphs and Shepherds by the Manchester Children’s Choir and the 1969 ...

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I Need a Doctor: The Whosical – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: James Wilson-Taylor, Jessica Spray Director: Benjamin Occhipinti Reviewer: Paul Downham Why an official Doctor Who musical hasn’t been done before is a mystery. Judging by the exuberant audience at The Lowry tonight it would surely be a success. So for the time being we will have to make do with this wonderful offering from Stormy Tea Cup Theatre Limited. ...

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Strictly Come Dancing Live 2015 – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Director: Craig Revel Horwood Choreographer: Jason Gilkison Reviewer: Steph Rowe BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing bring their live arena show back to the Echo Arena for two nights only. Keeping the same format as the hit TV show professional dancers are partnered with fellow celebrities from the most recent and past series to dance their way to the top of the ...

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I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: Live on Stage – Sunderland Empire

Reviewer: Mark Clegg I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue has been a staple of BBC Radio Four’s schedules for over forty years and its massive popularity shows no signs of waning. With a basic panel game format, ‘Clue’ (as it’s known to its many fans) is simply a springboard for improvisational comedy and general silliness. The easiest way to describe ...

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