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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Joanna Neary: Wife on Earth: with Dyball and Kerr – Komedia Studio

Reviewer: Simon Topping The first half of the evening kicks off with an address from Joanna Neary’s repressed housewife alter ego, Celia. Modelled on actress Celia Johnson's character in Brief Encounter, Neary captures the clipped modulated voice and subjugated manner of a put-upon spouse incredibly well. There is a sprinkling of Alan Bennett-style tragedy, as the audience learns from Celia’s ...

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Pamela DeMenthe presents…eVULVAlution – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jenny May Morgan Director: Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Jo Beggs Erotic novelist Pamela DeMenthe has been struggling to finish “that tricky 29thnovel” but now she’s hit on the perfect twist and she’s here to launch the book (only 39.99!) to her adoring fans. eVULVAlution is a time-travelling erotic romp set in prehistoric Hull, a great follow up to her previous novels ...

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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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Simon Day: In Character – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Simon Day’s In Character show on a Sunday night at The Lowry has drawn a disappointingly small audience. There’s a surprising lack of atmosphere in the first ten minutes of his character comedy set, despite him kicking off with one of his oldest, best-known characters – The Fast Show’s pub bore, Billy Bleach. Day stumbles through a ...

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The Twins Macabre: Small Mediums At Large – Etcetera Theatre, Camden

Reviewer: Christopher Owen   The Twins Macabre are Ivy and Maurice Macabre, two dark gruesome minded and bodied children with a love of the occult, anything bloody or dismembered. Played to perfection by Adam Rhys-Davies and Nicola Lamont, this is character sketch comedy blended with vaudeville and cabaret flavour with twisted anarchy and delightfully blunt gore. Utilising the Twins' psychic ...

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Sinful: 7 Shorts for 7 Deadly Sins – Castle Hotel, Manchester

Writer: Carly Tarett Reviewer: Jo Beggs Carly Tarett has developed a successful formula to showcase her comedy skills. Last year’s Life which explored the possibility of life on other planets was a real high point of the Greater Manchester Fringe as Tarett delivered a great evening of intelligent comedy creating a show where character comedy meets sketch comedy. Sinful is ...

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Pam Ann – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham Caroline Reid, better known to many as Pam Ann landed at The Lowry last night to thunderous applause from an exuberant audience with her latest show. The opening sequence of the show projected onto a rear video screen showed Pam travelling around the world and the many spoof adverts she has made. It was an opening that ...

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