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Owen Roberts: I let a Six-Year-Old Write My Shows –  The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It is said that you shouldn’t work with children or animals and whilst comedian Owen Roberts may not have roped in any pets for his debut Edinburgh Fringe solo show, he has taken the rather brave decision to turn the writing of this show over to a child, with some uniquely entertaining results indeed. Following a severe ...

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Mischief Movie Night – Exeter Northcott

Director: Adam Meggido Set Designer: Nigel Hook Lighting Designer: David Howe Sound Designer: Andy Johnson Reviewer: Francesca Parker In 2008 a young and energetic group of LAMDA students came together to create a production based on the principles of improvised comedy; it was then that Lights! Camera! Improvise! was born. Following a highly successful first season at the Edinburgh Fringe, they ...

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Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em – Darlington Hippodrome

Written and Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen Reviewer: Mark Clegg Despite the strange fact that it doesn’t get repeated very often, the original TV sit-com Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em remains as iconic as ever. Certainly, Frank Spencer as immortalised by Michael Crawford was probably the most imitated character in the UK ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Nick Revell on his show BrokenDreamCatcher

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of British comedy legend Nick Revell. At pop-up cocktail bar on North London Fatberg, chilling. (ayahuasca margaritas - mm!) Get urgent summons to Berlin, to resolve crisis ensuing when Valdimir Putin’s buttocks ...

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Fat Roland: Seven Inch – The Lowry, Salford

Creator: Fat Roland Reviewer: Matt Forrest At The Lowry this evening it was the launch night for Week 53: an annual festival held at The Lowry with performances that include comedy, theatre and dance. Believe you me, this festival will have something for everyone. One of the more intriguing prospects of the festival comes in the form of Fat Roland: Seven ...

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3 Women –Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Katy Brand Director: Michael Yale Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones 3 Women is writer Katy Brand’s at-times bitingly funny take on feminism and women’s rights, told through the eyes of a grandmother (Anita Dobson), a mother (Debbie Chazen), and a daughter (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). On the eve of her wedding, 40-something Suzanne (Chazen) finds herself plonked in a plush hotel suite with ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE:  NickNacks (Woman of the Year) – St Andrews Church

Creator: Anna Nicholson Reviewer: Simon Topping A church is an odd venue for a comedy show; sat in pews the crowd sit expectantly like a congregation awaiting a sermon, the music rolls and Anna Nicholson bounces onto stage bursting with energy and enthusiasm. From the start, the gathering know they are in for some madcap fun. This is unlike any ...

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Count Arthur Strong: Is Alive and Unplugged –  The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Writer and comedian Steve Delany has been performing as his alter ego Count Arthur Strong for well over 20 years now. Despite the Count’s failed attempts to crack the acting world, and his career dying on its arse, this comedic creation seems to go from strength to strength with several radio programmes, his very own BBC sitcom, ...

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