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Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Filter's Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Charles Booth: VSOP – The Warren

Writer: Charles Booth Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Comedian Charles Booth’s hour-long show at The Warren presents a brisk menagerie of idiosyncratic characters, from a homosexual fisherman desperately hiding in the closet to a psychotic Scottish flatmate obsessed with soup, with enthusiasm and élan. They’re not all hits – far from it – but there is sparks of wit and imagination throughout, ...

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Sean Lock: Keep It Light – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Comedian Sean Lock is not known for being especially serious. In fact, it is his cynical but humorous outlook on life that has made him on the one of the UK’s most popular stand-up comedians. In his latest tour Keep It Light, Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration. In a ...

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Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant –The Lowry, Salford

Stand Up Comedian Funmbi Omotayo

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Funmbi Omotayo’s star is certainly in the ascendency: following a spot on The John Bishop Show and a successful stint at last years Edinburgh Fringe festival, he brings his Legal Immigrant stand-up show to The Lowry. With racial tension and the news littered with stories of refugees, few comics will address this rather delicate and touchy subject ...

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Travels With My Aunt – Exeter Northcott

  Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Giles Havergal Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Purse-lipped, anxiously friendly and awkward-but-trying-to-hide-it, Henry Pulling is content to retire from his banking career at 50-something and pursue his interest in dahlias when his elderly mother passes away. His aunt Augusta has other ideas. He reluctantly befriends her at his mother’s funeral and, within two ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Gein’s Family Giftshop – Trophy Collection

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Gein’s Family Giftshop tell us about their show Trophy Collection, which they’re performing at Komedia, Brighton.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Sketches that aren’t for everyone but might be for you, tickets available. Is this your ...

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Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Stand Up Comedian Tony Jameson

Reviewer: Holly Sharp “This isn’t stand-up, this is a self-help group”. Football Manager, sure, you play it, but are you an addict or an enthusiast? Tony Jameson’s Football Manager Ruined My Life sets out to answer this question, with a fair sprinkle of Cherno Samba worship and Emile Heskey bashing along the way. If you’ve got little-to-no knowledge of Football ...

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David Morgan: Blammo! – The Lowry, Salford

David Morgan - Blammo!

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham David Morgan likes to keep things light. He is so successful in this approach that his new show Blammo! feels more like gossip than autobiographical or observational comedy. Morgan is an engaging host gleefully chatting one-to-one with the audience about favourite reality television shows or preferred Emojis symbols used on social media. If you are not a ...

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