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Calendar Girls The Musical – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers:  Gary Barlow and Tim Firth Director: Matt Ryan Reviewer: Dominic Corr Baring heart, soul and (yes) flesh for us all, Calendar Girls the Musical brings the warming hue of sunflowers to the chilled streets of Edinburgh. A year in Yorkshire, filled with fêtes, baking and meetings of the Women’s Institute. The base story remains unchanged for the new touring ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Override – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Stacey Gregg Director: Sophie Motley Reviewer: Liam Harrison Is it possible to ‘be more natural than nature’? Is this a bullshit commercial soundbite or a genuine scientific aspiration to constantly better ourselves through technological discoveries? Before Stacey Gregg’s Override opens, a screen above the stage displays a montage of clips showing different kinds of bodily enhancements. From football-throwing bionic ...

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Chewing the Fat – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer/director/performer: Selina Thompson Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If food was a person that accompanied you everywhere, or an image in your head, what or who would it be? This question is the centre of Selina Thompson’s one woman (plus two audience members) show, Chewing the Fat. As Thompson herself says ‘I am FAT’. She’s not apologising for it or nor is ...

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