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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – Studio at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Mike Paton Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Tennessee Williams’ story of mendacity, passion and repression in the American South has been seeing its popularity renewed of late, notably with last year’s Young Vic production starring Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell. This year, Edinburgh theatre company Leitheatre give their own take on the play – and, for this reviewer’s ...

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Latitude Festival: 4×4 Bhangra – Waterfront Stage

Reviewer: Robin Winters It’s a scorcher of a day, everybody has that festival tiredness kicking in and we’re all just about ready to sit down for the evening with a beer or two; with that in mind, what could possibly be better than watching a colourful Bhangra group close the day’s proceedings on the Waterfront stage? Well, watching a colourful ...

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Latitude Festival: Lost Voice Guy – Cabaret Tent

Reviewer: Lucy Ross  The face of comedy is a constantly changing and inspiring form, that can lead its audiences through many different directions and emotions. With comedy being a competitive and often brutal genre, it is no wonder that many comedians struggle to be heard. Yet now, we are seeing the start of a new unique voice reach further audiences across ...

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Latitude Festival: Jonathan Pie – Comedy Stage

Creator: Tom Walker Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto stage red-faced and raging from the start, Jonathan Pie barely takes a breath as he launches into his first tirade of a short 40-minute set. The creation of Tom Walker, Pie, a fictitious news reporter of no fixed channel, has become a YouTube sensation in the past year or two, gaining millions ...

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Why Festival No.6 should be your Festival No.1

Welsh Festival No.6 is a hidden gem in the Mediterranean style seaside town of Portmeirion, which sits in the scenic mountains and forests of North Wales.  It claims to be the UK’s most unique festival, with a line-up consisting of up and coming and seasoned artists. A beautiful backdrop and an eclectic mix of performers makes this festival an unforgettable ...

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Guide Gods – The Manchester Maccabi Community Centre, Manchester

Performer: Claire Cunningham Reviewer: Richard Hall Still something of a newcomer to the Arts Festivals scene in Manchester, SICK! has for this year’s Festival taken over an impressive number of City centre venues and also as in this instance, some community centres in outlaying districts, for a three week long programme of some of the finest and most hard-hitting new ...

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The Sleep Show – The Roundabout, Eccles

Writer: Rob Auton Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Sleeping is easy. I mean, you can do it with your eyes closed. A smart joke early into Rob Auton’s one man show may fool you into thinking a gag-smith may be at work. While providing some outstanding jokes, Rob Auton’s 60 minutes on the subject of sleep is so much more than this. ...

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