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Zeus on the Loose – Fire Nightclub, London

Writer/Director: Emma Rollason Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The world of Greek mythology is so riven with bizarre, often incestuous stories that to use it as the basis for a musical requires careful thought. Be it Hadestown, Disney’s Hercules or even the rock musical Myth which played at The Other Palace in 2018, several attempts have shown that, with care and precision, ...

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Death Suits You – Theatro Technis, London

Music: Robert Tripolino Book and Lyrics: Sam Hooper Director: Gabrielle Scawthorn Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The personification of Death is usually seen as a somewhat passive figure, merely waiting until someone is about to shuffle off this mortal coil and then swiftly despatching them. The closest he comes to action is a chess game on a black and white beach. This ...

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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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