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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Young Corbyn: An Origin Story – Spiegeltent: Bosco

Creators: Dark Mutter Reviewer: Simon Topping Enthusiastically leaping onto the stage comes Paul from the council – played wonderfully by Patrick Fysh – like a demented children’s entertainer. Paul explains that tonight we are going to see an experimental piece by the West Oakenshott Community Collective and that the outcome of tonight’s performance will determine whether they receive further arts ...

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Horrible Histories: Incredible Invaders – The Lowry, Salford

Incredible Invaders

Based on the books by Terry Deary Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   If we want Britain to be pure we’re 2000 years too late. This apt reminder of the fluidity of this country’s past is the subject matter of Birmingham Stage Company’s Incredible Invaders. Part of Terry Deary’s hugely successful Horrible Histories books (and hit CBBC sketch show) ...

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Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks – The Lowry, Salford

Cast of Horrible Histories - The Groovy Greeks

Based on the books by Terry Deary Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall “Alright! Don’t make a song and dance about it!” one of the characters declares at one point in the show. For anyone who has lived under a Greek temple for the last decade, this is exactly what Horrible Histories is all about. As any parent will tell ...

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A Bright Room Called Day – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tony Kushner Director Seb Harcombe Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Until the 16th of August, this is going to be one of the more difficult plays to watch on the London theatre circuit. A two and a half hour long castigation of politically interested but physically lazy activism and armchair revolutionism is going to cause a lot of uncomfortable reflection on ...

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Eternal Love – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Howard Brenton Music: William Lyons Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier On hearing the title of this play, you could be forgiven for and expecting a sequel to Love, Actually or some similar schmaltz. On hearing that Howard Benton’s new play Eternal Love is indeed a love story, but one doomed from the start and weighed down with some ...

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Luck Penny – Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Aisling Foster Director: Cherry Cookson Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty [rating:3] The story of the Russian crown jewels and the Irish underground government is one of the more interesting and fun ones to come out of the near impenetrable bleakness that generally surrounds the post 1916 years in Ireland. There are all the elements of a good political story with personality ...

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