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Kieran Hodgson: 75 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs You might think a Brexit related show would have run its course by now. It might even have been a gamble to take it to Edinburgh in 2018, but Kieran Hodgson’s 75 was one of the critical highlights at the fringe, and it’s continued to be a huge hit with audiences in a long London run. Now ...

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Henning When: Get On With It! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Taking the mic out of both German and English stereotypes and complaining about Britain’s constant need to refer to the war, Henning Wehn is back touring with a show that takes an ‘unbiased view on Brexit’. After a short warm-up where Henning tells a few war anecdotes, takes the mic out of Londoners with their bad grammar ...

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Where We Began – Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

Writer: Rosie MacPherson Director: Hannah Butterfield Reviewer: Rich Jevons Stand and Be Counted (SBC), UK's first 'Theatre Company of Sanctuary', follow their 2016 production Tanja with a further examination of the flaws in the immigration system and the treatment of asylum seekers taken to its own inevitably nightmarish end. Shireen Farkhoy as The Transition Guide (Persian British Actor) is a ...

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Manpower – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Devised and Performed by Alister Lownie and Katerina Radeva Reviewer: Dominic Corr You see it quite often; social media tags on how men are no longer real men. The crass knuckle dragging nature of toxic masculinity would have us believe that men have been castrated, pushed into offices and coffee bars. Created and performed by Alister Lownie and Katherina Radeva, ...

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Brexit – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writers: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Director: Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Stephen Bates With the Westminster Parliament in recess, things have gone a little quiet regarding everybody’s favourite subject - Brexit - so, for those showing withdrawal symptoms, here we have an antidote until things hot up again. When the United Kingdom as a whole overrode the wishes of Scotland and ...

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Pig Circus – Phoenix, Exeter

Director: Tyler Rainford Producer: Tanya Agarwal Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Presented as part of the ‘Edinburgh Previews’ program at Exeter Phoenix, Pig Circus will be heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a short run at the Greenside venues this August. The debut show from the New Diorama Graduate Emerging Company, Hitchhiker Collective, Pig Circus was shortlisted for a Les ...

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The Scary Bikers – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Writer/Director: John Godber Co-Director: Neil Sissons Designer: Foxton Reviewer: Ron Simpson Initially, John Godber made his name with ensemble plays, often based around an activity, rugby league or night-clubbing or school or whatever, with an expertly managed switching of role rather than character development, but some of his best work has been in rather more restrained two-handers. As he has ...

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Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Ever since Al Murray created The Pub Landlord back in 1994 at the Edinburgh Festival, the fictional publican has become known for his love of all things British. The bar-based-braveheart even ran against Nigel Farage for the parliamentary constituency of South Thanet last year as leader of the Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP), gaining an impressive 318 ...

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