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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullshit – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Andy Parsons cut his comedy teeth in the 1990s as one of the main writers for Spitting Image. Since then the comedy merry go round has turned full circle and in the current political climate, Parson’s style of satirical comedy is now back in vogue. Parsons bounds onto the large stage with confidence big enough to fill ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Correct Me If I’m Wrong – Blue Man

Woman looking startled at photographers

Writer: Claire Parker Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Claire Parker is a transgender woman and though Correct Me if I’m Wrong she would like to take you on a journey into gender, pronouns and her story of self-discovery. Before the show, everyone is presented with a cardboard box and told to delve within to retrieve a pronoun badge. If you’re happy with what ...

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The Toad Knew – The Lowry, Salford

Man in fur coat

Creator: James Thierree Reviewer: Dave Cunningham A solitary figure who enjoys reading, a petit wild child and a sprite flitting above the stage. No, this isn’t The Tempest but the surreal world of The Toad Knew. The production is close to a one-man show with James Thierree as writer, composer and set designer – he even contributed to the lighting. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Ladies Marmalade – Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick

Woman with glasses and huge earings

Performers: Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and Helen Bauer Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and the evening’s special guest Helen Bauer grace the stage for this hour-long stand-up spectacular. Introducing the acts and getting to know the audience a little, is the ferociously funny Souma. Who sets even the shyest of audience members at ease and has them chatting ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret From The Shadows – The Warren

Two men, three women in bizarre clothes

Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts One of the 10  shows selected for WINDOW 2017 Brighton Fringe’s Arts Industry Showcase, Cabaret From The Shadows dives into the mind of its audience. Exploring their deepest, darkest thoughts, no matter how weird or unpleasant they might be. Created by Liverpool-based company Teatro Pomodoro, the show is a mix of physical theatre, live music, abstract performance ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Lazarus – The Warren Studio 3

Lazarus

Writer & Performer: Luke Martin Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Luke Martin wants to tell you the story of his life. Chronicling right from the very beginning with his conception, through his childhood moving around Europe with his parents, to his university career and the moment that changed everything. Just before Martin was due to start his training with the Navy he ...

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