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We Can Be Heroes – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Dick Bonham Directors:Dick Bonham, Jamie Fletcher Music:Jamie Fletcher Reviewer:Ron Simpson Sometimes We Play’s production of We Can Be Heroes (in association with LittleMighty) is simplicity itself. In Harrogate’s Studio Theatre, in a curtained acting area equipped only with chairs, Jamie Fletcher sits surrounded by any number of instruments for strumming or plucking which he varies with great skill to ...

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Macbeth – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jatinder Verma Designer: Claudia Mayer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Jatinder Verma’s programme note seems to be a special pleading for a concept that barely exists: this version of Macbeth for Tara Arts, he claims, is set in a British Asian family and the killing of Duncan is an act of patricide, not regicide. Well, up to a ...

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Thick as Thieves – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Mark Whiteley Director: Keith Hukin Company: Reform Theatre Company Reviewer: Ron Simpson Thick as Thieves has gone through several different incarnations in its increasingly successful progress from people’s living rooms, to the Edinburgh Fringe and national tours. Unlike the acclaimed Edinburgh performance (58 minutes straight through), the version staged by Reform Theatre Company, now on a re-cast second tour, ...

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The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) – Harrogate Theatre

Writer/Director: Reed Martin &Austin Tichenor Reviewer: Rosie Revell Quare pullum transire via? …..to get to the other side! After giving the complete works of Shakespeare, the Bible and all the great books the reduced treatment the chaps have turned their attention to a subject close to their hearts; the complete history of comedy. A whistlestop tour of what tickles our ...

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IMagician: The Evolution of Magic – Harrogate Theatre

Reviewer: Rosie Revell iMagician: The Evolution of Magic explores the work of history’s greatest illusionists and magicians demonstrating how modern technology can make them even better. Magician Jamie Allen brought his new show to Harrogate, the first stop on his new UK tour forming an interesting blend of illusion, card tricks, sleight of hand and modern technology including iPad, Twitter, ...

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United We Stand– The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Neil Gore Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The success of the 1972 national building workers strike was bittersweet. Months after its conclusion 24 pickets were charged with unlawful assembly and affray and three were sent to prison. The foyer at The Lowry features a display setting out the politicians and trade unionists involved in the strike, summarising the ...

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Cinderella – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Writers: Phil Lowe &David Bown Musical Director: Nick Lacey Director: Phil Lowe Reviewer: Rosie Revell What do you get when you combine a hero, heroine, classic rags to riches story, men dressed as women and women dressed as men, an evil stepmother, a fairy godmother, magic, lashings and lashings of glitter and more cheesy cheese jokes than should be allowed ...

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Eric and Little Ern – Harrogate Theatre

Writers: Ian Ashpitel, Jonty Stephens, Eddie Braben, Dick Hills and Sid Green Director: Owen Lewis Reviewer: Rosie Revell For a whole generation Christmas wasn’t Christmas without the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special. Voted the nation’s favourite comedians Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise dominated British television screens for nearly 30 years until their deaths with their unique blend of comedy, variety ...

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