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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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The Three Musketeers – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: John Nicholson and La Navet Bete Music: Peter Coyle Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Charlotte Robson The four-man company of La Navet Bete returns to the adventures of their childhood, in their heroic roles as – and in – The Three Musketeers. And as they don their homemade costumes, assign parts and fling stuffed mallards about with abandon, they invite ...

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The Full Monty– New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Rupert Hill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The collapse of Northern England’s industrial heritage caused something of an existential crisis in the workers left behind. Simon Beaufoy’s 1997 film The Full Monty captured that feeling as it was happening, with his tale of a group of ex-steel workers who, desperate for some cash, become the world’s most improbable male ...

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