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Strangers on a Train Set- The Lowry, Salford  

Writers: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Lawrence Till Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Comedy duo Lip Service, comprising Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, are essentially parodists; paying affectionate tribute to the greats of literature and cinema. Despite the title, however, their latest production does not reference the novel Strangers on a Train by Highsmith or the film of the same name by ...

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Withering Looks – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Noreen Kershaw Reviewer: Lizz Clark The Brontë sisters are an unimpeachable part of the British literary canon, their works echoing down the centuries. But there is also a reverent sense of mythology surrounding their own lives - three imaginative young women sequestered in a vicarage on the blasted moors of West Yorkshire. As ...

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Mr Darcy Loses the Plot – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding Reviewer: Lizz Clark "Women writers," Mr. Darcy scoffs, as Jane Austen brings him to life at the beginning of the show. Convinced that he is getting an unfair deal from her, he takes matters into his own hands, starting off a chaotic journey through literary space and time in search of a better story. ...

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Snow White – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Maggie Fox and Sue Riding in Snow White

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Matt Ashton Reviewer: Richard Hall Best known for their off the wall, zany, adult humour often at the expense of famous literary characters; Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, otherwise known as the popular comedy duo Lip Service, give in this show their unique take on the well known and much loved classic fairy story. Written by ...

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The Picture of Doreen Gray – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Music: Tayo Akinbode Director: Gwedna Hughes Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Vintage: It’s starting to look a little old… So begins the eponymous Doreen Gray’s descent into comedy madness in this hilarious show about how the media seems to think that women over 50 are only suitable for the scrapheap (just think about how Miriam O’Reilly ...

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Move Over Moriarty – Sale Waterside Arts

Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding in Move Over Moriarty for Lipservice

Writer: Maggie Fox &Sue Ryding Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following the success of Inspector Norse and Withering Looks, satirical comedy duo LipService return as Holmes and Watson in a reprisal of their cult classic Move Over Moriarty. Written by Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, Move Over Moriarty follows super sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his dim sidekick John Watson ...

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The Picture of Doreen Gray – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Glen Pearce   There’s a moment of unintentional irony in Lip Service’s latest comedy when the pair lampoon Top Gear. When writing the piece the duo couldn’t have foretold that Jeremy Clarkson would have brought the show back into the public arena this week. Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding though ...

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The Picture of Doreen Grey – The Lowry, Salford

Written and Performed by: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Helen Jones   Lip Service (aka Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding) have been creating comedy now for 30 years and are back with their current show – a spoof on Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Grey. Doreen Grey is a 55-year old radio and ...

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