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Sex in Suburbia – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writers: Claire Sweeney &Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer:Scott Matthewman We British have a very curious attitude to sex and sexuality. For the most part, it is not something we talk about – but when we do, it is most often with a hand over our mouths, covering a smirk, stifling an embarrassed giggle. And then there’s the other end ...

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Sex in Suburbia – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: James Garrington Imagine a version of the bad date scenes from Sex in the City, but with the feel of a late-night stand-up routine by the notoriously graphic Bernard Manning; that gives you some idea of what to expect from Sex in Suburbia. The show uses the idea of a ...

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Sex in Suburbia – Sunderland Empire

Writer: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Music: Griff Johnson Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: Gemma Hirst When the popular television series Sex in the City came to close, the Manolos were hung up and women up across the globe would sup a cosmo in recognition. Thanks to Sex and Suburbia, women (and men) in Sunderland are able to experience the atmosphere ...

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NEWS: Maudsley and Sweeney lead Hairspray tour cast

Producers have today announced principal casting for a new major tour of hit musical Hairspray, which opens at Curve Leicester this autumn before touring the UK Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna and will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and ...

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Aladdin – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Jane Joseph Choreographer: Beverley Norris-Edmunds Musical Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer:Francesca Parker Love them or hate them, there is no getting away from them at this time of the year – it’s officially Pantomime season! The Liverpool Empire’s annual pantomime returns this Christmas with the family favourite production ofAladdin.Following the traditional pantomime version of the story Aladdin, ...

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Sex and the Suburbs – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: David Sedgwick In the 1970s Liverpool football club possessed a secret weapon. If the boys from the kop were under the cosh, needing a goal from nowhere then up would step super-sub, aka local lad David Fariclough. The young kid would take to the park and inevitably rescue the team ...

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September in The Rain – Derby Theatre

Writer: John Godber Director: John Godber Reviewer: Phil Lowe [Rating:4] It is a great sign of comedy when the performers get laughs before they have even spoken a word and so it is at the very start of Godber's play about a pair of married pensioners looking back to the 1950s and reflecting on a succession of holidays at the ...

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September in the Rain – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: John Godber Director: John Godber Reviewer: Pete Benson [rating:3.5] John Godber is one of our most often performed playwrights and this two hander, September in the Rain, was first performed in 1983, a period when Godber was producing what would become some of his most well known work. We meet the ageing Liz and Jack on a September holiday ...

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