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Richmond Jazz Festival – Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Performers: Alexander Bone Trio Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Richmond Jazz Festival fills the Georgian Theatre Royal for three nights. A Grade 1 listed building that first opened to the public in 1788 might seem an odd setting for a jazz concert, but in fact, it provides a superbly intimate setting for small group jazz, with a surprisingly large capacity (214 ...

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Axis Of Awesome – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Holly Sharp After ten years and two hundred million youtube hits, Axis of Awesome have amassed a fairly sizeable following, with several sell-out trips up to Edinburgh and tours across Europe, Australia and the US. However, this time round there’s one big change, and it’d be laughable to think the band’s loyal following wouldn’t notice. So it’s just as ...

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Crapappella – theSpace@Venue 45, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Crapappella is most certainly not your standard a cappella show. Do not be fooled by the name, however - this show is certainly not crap. This latest production by the Queen Mary Theatre Company is comical, creative and chaotic. Bringing four shows to the Fringe this year, the Company are ready to entertain and Crapappella does not ...

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer – Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wine Bar), Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Historically renowned for his own original works, Adam Kay's latest show takes on a rather different style. This incredibly clever, fast-paced, musical experience sees Kay adapt the works of Tom Lehrer, someone who clearly inspires much of Kay’s own writing. Lehrer is famously known for his expressive and humorous singer-songwriting skills - a talent that is very ...

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James Veitch: Dot Con – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it. For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to ...

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That’s Entertainment – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

production shot that's entertainment

Choreographer: Emma Rogers Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Billed as an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, That’s Entertainment succeeds in building up the hype before the curtain rises, the production, however, does not quite fulfil these expectations. That’s Entertainment is by no means a large scale production, the production shots are somewhat deceiving in this respect. The greatest disappointment of all ...

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Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Filter's Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck ...

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