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Pen:Chant – Home, Manchester

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Pen:Chant is a neo-variety night, an alt-cabaret, an indefinable shambolic mix of artforms in one evening. Pen:Chant occurs throughout the year in fringe venues across Manchester as a platform for known and unknown artists in various artforms; spoken word, poetry, live music, comedy and anything else that has slipped between the cracks. In a special PUSH 2017 ...

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Prelude to a Murder – Z-Arts, Manchester

Writer/Director: Geddes Loom Reviewer: Brian Gorman This was a short (just under an hour) but ultimately satisfying performance from the musical theatre company Geddes Loom in the atmospheric Zion Centre building. A disappointingly small audience in a 200 seater venue curiously added to the atmosphere of this ‘musical journey’ seeking to explore the enduring mystery of mathematics, life, the universe, ...

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Anthropoetry – Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

Reviewed by Karen McCandless Joking around with your audience before the start of your show is a risky decision (what if they think you seem really awful and decide not to like your show based on this interaction?) But that is how Ben Mellor (Dr Ben in his white coat and stethoscope) greeted the audience at the start of his ...

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Anthropoetry – C Nova, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Ben Mellor Music: Dan Steele Reviewer: Glenys Mclaren [Rating:4] Ben Mellor has been a challenging winner of BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam and appears here as Doctor Ben.Anthropoetry,an amalgam of his “list of unwritten poems” has evolved from Anthropometry, an arcane study of the measurements and parameters of the human body. As the audience enters he takes ...

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Ben Mellor: Anthropoetry – Contact, Manchester

Music: Dan Steel and Ben Mellor Lyrics: Ben Mellor Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4] Ben Mellor has done his research. Having been initially taken with the idea of Anthropometry, the study of how measurements of the body can reveal hidden character traits, what started to formulate in the creation of this show for The 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was a fascinating mix ...

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Everything We Need – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Ben Mellor Musicians: Dan Steele and Leonie Higgins Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:4] Ben Mellor has brought together seven characters inspired by Mike Hulme’s book Why We Disagree About Climate Change; each character's story is based on a modern interpretation of a classical myth, and relates to our understanding of - and response to - climate change. That makes this ...

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