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Brexit – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writers: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Director: Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Stephen Bates With the Westminster Parliament in recess, things have gone a little quiet regarding everybody’s favourite subject - Brexit - so, for those showing withdrawal symptoms, here we have an antidote until things hot up again. When the United Kingdom as a whole overrode the wishes of Scotland and ...

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Partly Political – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Performers: Rory Bremner, Jan Ravens & Jo Caulfield Reviewer: Ron Simpson Times are hard for a satirical political impressionist. In his Wakefield show Rory Bremner himself quoted the great Tom Lehrer: “Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,” and things, he claimed, have got worse since 1973 – and who would disagree? So, although his Donald ...

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Rory Bremner: Partly Political – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It seems odd these days that most stand-up comedians have to introduce themselves before arriving on stage: so when the announcer heralds Rory Bremner’s imminent entrance in a broad northern accent, you would be forgiven for thinking“wow Bremner is pushing the boat out tonight”, but then you realize it’s Bremner himself and a timely reminder at just ...

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Jo Caulfield: Cancel My Subscription – The Stand, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Jo Caulfield, nominated as one of the ‘Funniest Women’ in 2010 by LAFTA brings her sell-out, standing room only show Cancel My Subscription to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Caulfield, of Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks fametakesher audience on an hour long journey of jokes that have little ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Coalition – Pleasance Dome

Writer: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] It has been a long time since UK politics yielded a character interesting enough to father a truly biting political satire. That is not to say that during the years of Tory and Labour rule there were not a raft of odious, double-dealing players – far from it - but ...

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