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Hughie – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Reviewer: Dominic Corr Al Pacino, Jason Robards, Forest Whitaker, and now, Phil Nichol, one hell of a listing to have one common trait, what is it you may wonder? They've all performed the role of loveable rogue Erie Smith in Eugene O'Neill’s short, one-act production of Hughie. Set in midtown New York, as a gambler laments the ...

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Paul Merton’s Impro Chums – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Tom Ralphs After missing the Fringe for the first time since he made his Edinburgh debut, Paul Merton is back this year with his improv show. He’s joined by comedians including Mike McShane and Richard Vranch who, along with Merton, were mainstays of Whose Line is it Anyway? Because of this, it’s fair to say that, whoever Merton’s four ...

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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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Paul Merton and his Improv Chums – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Paul Merton is an absolute stalwart of improvisation comedy and truly deserves to be surrounded by some of the best improvisation artists and comedians in the business. His two hour long show is more of a masterclass in how to work a stage and generate comedy off of the back of the audience and although the suggestions ...

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NEWS: Tate joins Assassins cast at Chocolate Factory

Continuing their long association with presenting Sondheim musicals, the Menier Chocolate Factory has today announced casting for their production of Assassins, playing at the venues from 21 November to 7 March. Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate will appear in the Jamie Lloyd directed show. Assassins follows the take of the 13 people ...

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The Tailor-Made Man – Arts Theatre, London

Book: Amy Rosenthal, with Claudio Macor Music: Duncan Walsh Atkins and Adam Meggido Lyrics: Adam Meggido Director: Claudio Macor Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Described by Joan Crawford as “the happiest married couple in Hollywood”, new musical The Tailor-Made Man focuses on the 50 year love affair between Hollywood star of the 1920s William Haines and interior designer in the making, ...

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Terror 2012: All In The Mind – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Robert Farquhar, Mike McShane, Mark Ravenhill, Alex Jones Directors: Matt Peover, Hannah Eidinow, Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:3] Terror 2012 is the 8th installment of the UK’s only annual ‘festival of horror theatre’. The production is a ‘horror cabaret’ hosted by Desmond O’Connor and Sarah-Louise Young who perform songs, tell tales and interact with the audience in an ever-so-slightly ghoulish ...

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