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Follow/Unfollow – King’s Arms Theatre, Salford

Writer: Andrew Rimmer Director: Pete Mitchelson Reviewer: Iain Sykes There is really nothing new in the basic storyline of Follow/Unfollow. The tale of the ambitious starmaker and the corrupting power of fame and fortune has been told dozens of times, updated for each new generation. What writer Andrew Rimmer has done is bring the story right into the twenty first ...

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MANC MINI: Jakubiak

How would you describe your show in one sentence? Funny, confusing, intense and ten minutes too long, but Anthony’s working on an edit so don’t let that put you off coming. Is this your first visit to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? We live in Manchester so ...

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Hardwired – The Swan, Dobcross

Writer/Director: John FK Hoyle Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Hardwired invites you to enter the world of the internet and look closely at its potential to be used for a more sinister purpose than simply shopping or being a voyeur via social media. Lucy is in her last year at school when she gets back in touch with Harvey who used to ...

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Sinful: 7 Shorts for 7 Deadly Sins – Castle Hotel, Manchester

Writer: Carly Tarett Reviewer: Jo Beggs Carly Tarett has developed a successful formula to showcase her comedy skills. Last year’s Life which explored the possibility of life on other planets was a real high point of the Greater Manchester Fringe as Tarett delivered a great evening of intelligent comedy creating a show where character comedy meets sketch comedy. Sinful is ...

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This is Manchester – Apotheca, Manchester

Writer: Luke Richards Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard In the downstairs bar at Apotheca, there is a sense of anticipation for this media based show focusing on Manchester’s rich musical history. Known for its musical heritage, this is a popular topic for many in the city. Introduced by Luke Richards, playing the part of Anthony Wilson, founder of the Factory record label, ...

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Happy Birthday Without You –Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writer: Sonia Jalaly Director: Ruby Thompson Reviewer: Jo Beggs Violet Fox is a performance artist. Welcome to her autobiographical show about every childhood birthday her mother ruined through a combination of alcohol and melancholy. Violet Fox has a fertile imagination. As mum passes out in a chair, little Violet imagines a world where her musical diva heroes turn up and ...

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Life Cycle – The Swan Inn, Dobcross

Director: Adam Sunderland Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard A new venue for this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe Festival; The Swan Inn at the heart of the pretty Saddleworth village of Dobcross hosts the physical event Life Cycle. Performed solely by Chris Wilkinson, we are taken on a journey through a lone cyclists life from his fist experience of a bike as child ...

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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me – Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Colin Connor Reviewer: Brian Gorman Three characters on a single set… Three totally committed actors play out Frank McGuinness’s modern classic in a completely appropriate setting; the basement of Joshua Brooks pub. Bare brick walls, harsh lighting, claustrophobic black flats, this is a play that stands or falls on its actors. The well-known real-life tale of ...

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