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Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’re back on Avenue Q, running for fifteen years the street is still offering up an evening of filth, wickedness and yet holds a mirror up to its audience more than ever. Just when you thought bright colours and puppets were for kids, Avenue Q proves ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: An Adult Dr Seuss – The Warren: The Nest

Writer: Geoff Allnutt Reviewer: Simon Topping Veteran performance poet, Geoff Allnutt, AKA The Speech Painter, is obsessed with all things Dr Seuss; from the environmental Lorax and all his classic children’s verse to his more obscure output in advertising and propaganda films in World War Two. It is this love of the man behind the books, Theodore Geisel, that has ...

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Strangers on a Train Set- The Lowry, Salford  

Writers: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Lawrence Till Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Comedy duo Lip Service, comprising Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, are essentially parodists; paying affectionate tribute to the greats of literature and cinema. Despite the title, however, their latest production does not reference the novel Strangers on a Train by Highsmith or the film of the same name by ...

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Original Director: Mark Bell with Mischief Theatre Tour Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Dominic Corr Mischief Theatre has capitalised on farce. Following on from the Olivier winning Play That Goes Wrong and the equally successful Peter Pan Goes Wrong, they keep their prized wits but bring their talents to a different setting. As ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist – Komedia Studio

By: Paul Mayhew-Archer Reviewer: Simon Topping Paul Mayhew-Archer, writer on much-loved shows such as the Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys to name but two, presents to us his first live show. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago Mayhew-Archer’s life has irreversibly changed, but thankfully this does not stop him from seeing the lighter side of life ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Birds: Pluck – Junkyard Dogs: The Dog House

Performers: Amy Spinks and Kate Novak Writers and Directors: Joe Reaney and Will Noble Reviewer: Simon Topping You'd be pushed to find two more likeable performers on the sketch comedy circuit than the members of Birds; Amy Spinks and Kate Novak tread the line of confidence and charm so incredibly well that they very quickly have their audience eating out ...

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Parenthood – The (Brand New!) Musical Revue – The Actors Church, London

Music, Book & Lyrics: Emily Moody & Pete Moody Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones Parenthood – The (Brand New!) Musical Revue is a whistle-stop comedy tour through the highs and lows of raising kids; from antenatal classes to leaving home, and everything in between. Taking a light-hearted, but full-blooded swing at Instagram parenting, Parenthood lifts the lid on what it really takes to ...

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