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A Little Night Music – Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Now in its 50th year, the Watermill Theatre returns to, arguably, one of the finest musical composers of all time, Stephen Sondheim. Their production of Sweeney Todd went on to London and Broadway, with a cast that combined the roles of both actor and musician. Once again ...

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A Little Night Music – Watermill Theatre, Berkshire

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Now in their 50th year, the Watermill Theatre returns to one of the finest musical composers of all time, Stephen Sondheim. Their production of Sweeney Todd went on to London and Broadway, with a cast that combined the roles of both actor and musician. Once again ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk- Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

Cast with Kit Hesketh-Harvey as Dastardly Dick

Writer: Jamie Smith Director: Gerry Tebbutt Reviewer: Bill Avenell The programme entry for Jamie Brook, who once again injects life and fun into Yvonne Arnaud’s panto (this year as ‘Silly Billy’), mentions his love of the genre and his help in creating ‘a central hub of panto performers and fans alike’. Well, he makes a good start in Guildford. A ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Dillie Keane

In one sentence tell us about your show. Songs of love, lust, disappointment, betrayal, bonking and the general idiocy of the human heart when on the hunt for happiness. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I’ve been coming up since Methuselah was in short pants - what the fuck else would I do in August? Any ...

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Fascinating Aïda: Charm Offensive – Town Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Sam Chipman Following a sold-out 2013 tour and three Olivier Award nominations, Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman continue to celebrate over 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with their new show, Charm Offensive. Their infamously outrageous wit is present in this new cabaret, which is cleverly strung together. Including rhymes like "puberty" and "Schuberty", the trio perform songs ...

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

Director: Pip Broughton Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe How do you start to write about three seeming very posh ladies, singing on stage, not beautiful ballads or operatic standards but very risqué material in a none offensive way? Fascinating Aida is exactly what is written on the tin, along with some very choice words, which for those of a delicate disposition can ...

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Pip Broughton Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The basic concept behind Fascinating Aida is simple – the humour comes from confounding expectations with a trio of smartly dressed apparently upper class women performing risqué material. Charm Offensive is described by founder member Dillie Keane as the trio’s most personal show. As one of the songs concerns Adele Anderson’s gender dysfunction it ...

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive – Udderbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Director: Pip Broughton Reviewer: Marina Spark Fringe favourites Fascinating Aida are at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after forming 30 years ago. Their newest show,Charm Offensive, proves that they are still on top form. For those that haven't seen this legendary show, it has a cabaret feel to it showcasing witty, cutting songs, most of which have been written by either ...

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