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Fagins Twist – Plymouth Athenaeum

Director: Tony Adigun Choreographer: Tony Adigun Reviewer: Georgie Bird Fagin’s Twist, as the title suggests, is a modern interpretation of Oliver Twist, told through dance. Performed by the Avant Garde Dance Company, this production focuses on Fagin and his story, instead of Oliver’s. This is comprised of some brilliant dance routines, wonderfully choreographed and utilising the whole cast. The dancing throughout is ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Neighbourhood Watch, The Complex – Dublin

Creators: Mango x MathMan Reviewer: Laura Marriott Neighbourhood Watch is the closest one can get to what it must have felt like at the birth of hip-hop. Did those in attendance at house parties across 1970s New York know that they were witnessing the birth of a musical genre that would travel around the globe? A small crowd gathered outside waiting ...

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Hot Brown Honey – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Writer: Lisa Fa’alafi and Kim Bowers Director: Lisa Fa’alafi Reviewer: Nina Reece Hot Brown Honey is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s part variety show, part pantomime, has roots in burlesque, comedy and circus, is steeped in the politics of race, gender, and identity, and somehow still manages to be light of heart. Brainchild of Lisa Fa’alafi and Kim Bowers (aka ...

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The Jungle Book – The Lowry, Salford

Book:  Rudyard Kipling Composer and Sound Design: Filipe Gomes Adaptor and Director Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: Matt Forrest When Rudyard Kipling penned The Jungle Book, never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that likes of Shere Khan and Mowgli could be transported to the mean streets of London. However, director Poppy Burton-Morgan and the Metta Theatre Company have done ...

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Pen:Chant – Home, Manchester

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Pen:Chant is a neo-variety night, an alt-cabaret, an indefinable shambolic mix of artforms in one evening. Pen:Chant occurs throughout the year in fringe venues across Manchester as a platform for known and unknown artists in various artforms; spoken word, poetry, live music, comedy and anything else that has slipped between the cracks. In a special PUSH 2017 ...

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Jungle Book – Northcott, Exeter

Original writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor and Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J. Horsburgh Reviewer: Lucy Corley   At last: a show for young teenagers that doesn’t talk down to them. Metta Theatre’s Jungle Book has appeal for all ages, but its refreshing mix of hip-hop, circus, rap and street dance seems sure to be a hit with the 9-14 age ...

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Into The Hoods Remixed – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Jade Hackett as Rap-on-Zel in Into The Hoods: Remixed

Director, Writer and Choreographer: Kate Prince Musical Director: DJ Walde Reviewer: Fiona Hannon   This week, ZooNation and Sadler’s Wells bring Into the Hoods Remixed, billed as the UK’s freshest fairytale, to the Sheffield stage. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, two children find themselves lost in the hood, on Ruff Endz Estate where they meet ...

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Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Reviewer: Sebastian Farrell The Rubberbandits were formed in the early 2000s as a satirical stage act in their native Ireland focusing on prank phone calls and finessing their obscure sardonic humour while being validated by local and international radio stations alike. Since the explosion of viral networking site YouTube in 2005 they’ve had the platform to create and perform on ...

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