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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do the Thing: The Made up Musical – The Warren: The Burrow

Reviewer: Simon Topping Do the Thing (Simon Plotkin, Tim Meredith and musician Ian Anderson) are here to rock the crowd with a made-up musical. Different every night, it promises to be an entertaining evening of mirth and merriment. Meredith hobbles onto stage on crutches for this performance, he has been in Accident and Emergency all day after doing himself an ...

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Jethro Tull The Rock Opera – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ian Anderson Video Creator: James Anderson Reviewer: Helen Jones   Ian Anderson has long been known as the sprite-like figure who is the voice, flautist and writer behind the prog-rock band Jethro Tull. The band was formed in the 60s and finally named Jethro Tull by their agent in 1968. Anderson confesses that at the time he hadn’t even ...

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Jethro Tull The Rock Opera – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Music, Lyrics and Book: Ian Anderson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Say the name ‘Jethro Tull’ to people and you are likely to elicit one of three responses depending on their age and interests – a blank look; if of a historical bent: ‘Oh, yes, the famous 18th Century agriculturist and inventor of the seed drill’; or, if someone of a certain ...

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