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Fat Blokes – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Scottee Choreography: Lea Anderson Reviewer: Dominic Corr There’s something about being fat isn’t there? Puts a target on you we just accept. So many ugly words leap to mind describing this 'epidemic'. All redundant here, chances are one of the Fat Blokes onstage has heard it (or worse). Described as a ‘sort of dance’ what you are about to ...

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Labels – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Joe Sellman-Leava Reviewer:Joan Phillips Labels is an intelligent, touching and often funny, one-man show from Worklight Theatre Company’s Joe Sellman-Leava. With immigration never far from the news in the run-up to the referendum and the US election, Labels is a timely reminder of the personal and human consequences for those trying to assimilate and settle into new cultures. Sellman-Leava ...

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Labels – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Joe Sellman-Leava Reviewer:Marina Waters   The multi-award winning fringe sensation Labels is a vibrant, original, and sublimely constructed piece of theatre that effortlessly blends humour with hard-hitting issues. The one man show delves into the passive (and active) prejudices that lurk beneath the surface of modern multi-cultural Britain and the words and phrases used to assign meaning to a ...

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Tim Fitzhigham: The Gambler – The Lowry, Salford

Tim Fitzhigham in The Gambler

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Tim Fitzhigham’s 2011 Edinburgh show turns out to have had some miles in it. Fitzhigham not only got two Radio 4 series out of it, but he’s still getting booked by theatres around the country with his hugely entertaining ‘show about the ten greatest bets in history’. Fitzhigham sets himself quests in order to create his comedy ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Sara Jackson The Play That Goes Wrong is simply magnificent. Properly, laugh-out-loud-until-you-ache hilarious. Certainly the funniest since One Man Two Guv’nors. The humour is not clever, nor is it trying to be. It makes no clever satirical points, no comment on issues or acerbically witty puns. It’s not humour ...

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