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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Much Ado About Bingo – Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco

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Creators: Boogaloo Stu and Lorraine Bowen Reviewer: Simon Topping Bouncing through the glittery stage curtain, looking like a cross between Bruce Forsyth and psychedelic Bertie Bassett, comes Derek Daniels (Boogaloo Stu). Derek and his longtime beleaguered piano playing companion, Ronnie Hazelnut, are here to present a medley of classic 70’s songs and a mix of Shakespeare quotations for us in ...

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Anne Steele: Made Out of Stars – Crazy Coqs, London

Performer: Anne Steele Musical Director: William TN Hall Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Ever since The Greatest Showman hit cinemas, Pasek and Paul’s songs from the film have come to dominate the cabaret circuit. At least, the self-affirming This Is Me has. New York singer-songwriter Anne Steele, at the Crazy Coqs for two nights to promote her EP Made Out of Stars, opens her ...

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Scottee: Fat Blokes – Home, Manchester

Choreographer: Lea Anderson Director: Scottee Reviewer: Matt Forrest Scottee: Fat Blokes’ poster claims it’s a dance show of sorts, but in reality, it’s so much more than that: a rebellion, a call to arms, call it what you will, but certainly don’t call it ‘brave’. This is a cabaret show like no other: sure, there is dance, comedy, even a ...

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The Clementine Show: Christmas Special – The Crazy Coqs, London

Creator: Mark Mander   Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The Crazy Coqs at Brassiere Zédel in Piccadilly Circus must be the classiest joint in town with its impressive Art Deco interiors. Equally as impressive is the eclectic programming at the Crazy Coqs with singers, comedians, and even restaurant critics gracing the small stage in December. But one of the strangest acts appearing must be ...

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Stunning – Windmill Theatre, London

Reviewer:  Richard Maguire London’s iconic Windmill Theatre may be more famous for its naked ladies, but for the next four Sundays ladies of another kind have taken over the stage. Stunning is a brand new revue night featuring singing and dancing by some of the fiercest and sexiest drag queens in the city. The three main performers – with no programme ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Fattest Dancer at St Bernadette’s – The Lir, Dublin

Writer: Thommas Kane Byrne Director: Clare Maguire Reviewer: David Keane Triple threat Julian Le Blanc is up to high doh. It’s the 10thanniversary of his eponymous school of dance and drama but the upcoming celebratory show is far from perfect. There’s lots to rehearse, students with social problems, and an assistant who can’t really assist. If Ballybough Road thought it ...

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Linda Glick: Teach me Tonight – Live at Zedel, London

Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Most cabaret shows essential boil down to love - romantic love, self-love, love of musical theatre - and the format barely changes, a few songs, some anecdotes and a loose theme to string it all together. Off-Broadway star Linda Glick makes her Zedel debut with Teach Me Tonight a very traditional cabaret show, with plenty of sentimental love ...

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Hot Brown Honey – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Writer: Lisa Fa’alafi and Kim Bowers Director: Lisa Fa’alafi Reviewer: Nina Reece Hot Brown Honey is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s part variety show, part pantomime, has roots in burlesque, comedy and circus, is steeped in the politics of race, gender, and identity, and somehow still manages to be light of heart. Brainchild of Lisa Fa’alafi and Kim Bowers (aka ...

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