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Greater Manchester Fringe: Kevin Dewsbury: In…Sane – The King’s Arms, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:3] Nervous breakdowns aren’t exactly considered ripe comic material, but that is exactly what Kevin Dewsbury’s show focusses on. In a deeply raw and confessional show, Dewsbury shares with us the intimate details of his breakdown, and the effect it had on his loved ones. Dewsbury does not open strongly, with a lengthy offstage introduction from Dewsbury ...

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PREVIEW: Edinburgh Fringe comedy previews, Manchester

It’s that time of year again, where both fledgling and established comedians hone their acts for thatdaunting hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The North West does quite well for attracting comicsto perform, with great Manchester venues such as The Comedy Store, XS Malarkey, The Frog andBucket to name but a few. But what value do comics get out of ...

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The Sluts of Sutton Drive – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Joshua Conkel Director: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3.5] Entertaining, engaging, and at times downright hysterical, The Sluts of Sutton Drive pushes the audience off the top of a slippery slope alongside its protagonist, Stephanie Schwartz, making them a part of her rapid descent into an absurd world of sex, stalkers and self-harm. Darkly comic and sublimely surreal at ...

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Coelacanth – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Ben Moor Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:5] A Coelacanth is a fish. Also known as a living fossil, it was previously thought to be extinct until its accidental rediscovery in 1938. A deep water dweller of the Indian Ocean, the Coelacanth has not evolved for over 300 million years, providing the perfect analogue to the intransigent nature of man in ...

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