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Laura Lexx – Trying:  Komedia, Brighton

Reviewer: Simon Topping Laura Lexx bounces on to the stage in the joyful knowledge of being on "home turf". The Brighton audience quickly warms to this likeable and funny performer as she begins to set out her stall and make us giggle in the process. Lexx starts with memories from her childhood in the early 1990s. Days camping with her ...

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Chutney – Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Reece Connolly Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Scott Matthewman One of the pressures that long-term couples face is how to maintain interest in one another. One such solution is to find a mutual hobby – but in Reece Connolly’s gloriously macabre black comedy Chutney, one couple’s particular hobby proves their undoing. Connolly posits Gregg and Claire as a couple who ...

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Sexy Laundry – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Michelle Riml Director: Phoebe Barron Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The difficulties of maintaining a happy, sex-filled marriage into middle age and beyond is the nub of Canadian playwright Michelle Riml’s 2002 sweet-natured one-act comedy. The Tabard Theatre’s production may have updated the play’s setting to a vision of contemporary Britain where gyms calling themselves Virgin Active and the thought of ...

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Paul Foot: Image Conscious – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Paul Foot is an odd-looking man with perhaps an even odder brain. This may fit the description of the vast majority of male stand-up comedians but Foot seems to take the crown of being the eccentric’s eccentric. With only rare television or radio appearances, mainly on Channel Four panel shows, Foot has been on the circuit for ...

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Tom Allen: Absolutely –  The Lowry , Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon With tales from his life told in comic high definition, Tom Allen’s current tour, Absolutely, is a nonstop laugh! Two hours of hilarious life stories mingled in with a few well aimed jibes at a handful of audience members, Allen’s high energy and high paced performance has the audience gasping for breath from start to finish Dressed ...

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Elis James & John Robins: The Holy Vible Book – The Lowry,Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Elis James and John Robins have had great success individually. James is a musician, TV/radio presenter, actor and stand-up comic, whilst Robins is also an award-winning stand-up and presenter in his own right. The pair joined forces in 2014 to present an afternoon radio programme for XFM (now Radio X). The show was both a critical and ...

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Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Afternoon- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Adapting a complex non-fiction book to the stage is not easy; inevitably much of the detail will be lost and the best one can hope to achieve is a show that summarises the source material or gives an indication of the themes. Journalist Jon Ronson takes the latter approach in Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Afternoon; explaining how he ...

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Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Kemp Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Bruce Campbell, who starred in the Evil Dead movie franchise, also played Elvis Presley in a film where The King faked his own death and lived in a retirement home fighting the undead. Now, in The Elvis Dead,  Rob Kemp re-tells the second instalment of the movie franchise using songs made famous by Elvis Presley; ...

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