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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Writer: Jon Brittain Composer: Matthew Floyd Jones Director: Alex Mitchell Reviewer: Ron Simpson A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) burst on the scene to enthusiastic reviews and an award or two at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. Now the Hull-based theatre company, Silent Uproar, is taking it on an extensive national tour of mostly one- and two-nighters. Wakefield ...

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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Sad) – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jon Brittain Director: Alex Mitchell Musical Director: Matthew Floyd Jones Reviewer: Andrea Allen A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) describes itself as “a hilarious cabaret show about depression that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s ok not to be ok”. On paper, it sounds like car crash potential, the kind of show where the curtain ...

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Miss Nightingale – Hippodrome Casino Theatre, London

Writer/director: Matthew Bugg Reviewer: David Guest Saucy songs chock-full of innuendo threaten to drag a charming and interesting new-ish musical down to a smutty gutter where Kenneth Williams lurks with a nudge, a wink and a bawdy “Oooooh, matron!” This is an enormous shame because, at its simple and innocent heart, Miss Nightingale is a fresh and engaging British musical. It ...

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Richard Carpenter is Close to You – Underbelly Wee Coo, Edinburgh

Writer:  Matthew Floyd Jones Reviewer:  R. G. Balgray What must it be like to be “the other one”; to have your own genius, exceptional in its own right, but be outstarred, outshone, outeverythinged by your closest other? This is the territory marked out by Matthew Floyd Jones, so far best-known as one half of Frisky and Mannish, in his star ...

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PREVIEW: Manc Mini – Richard Carpenter is Close to You

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This month The Greater Manchester Fringe returns with a month long packed programme of events to tantalise and excite. To help you decide what to see, we’re running our Manc Mini Previews, asking performers to tell us about their productions. Here Matthew Floyd Jones talks to us about his show Richard Carpenter is Close to You How would you describe your ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Matthew Floyd Jones – Richard Carpenter Is Close To You

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Here, Matthew Floyd Jones tells us about his show, Richard Carpenter is Close to You, which he’ll be performing at ...

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Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much – Udderbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The dynamic duo of pop-culture are back at the fringe with Just Too Much which can only be described as their best and at times silliest show to date. Frisky (Laura Corcoran) and Mannish (Matthew Floyd Jones) first came to light in 2008 and have quickly gained a massive cult following. Even on a wet, cold Tuesday ...

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Frisky and Mannish: Extra Curricular Activities – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:4.5] Following yet another successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Lowry sees the welcome return of the ever popular duo of Frisky and Mannish with their extra- curricular activities. For those not familiar with the work of this dynamic twosome, this show is a great introduction to the world of pop hermeneutics; the art of ...

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