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Drip – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Matthew Robins Book & Lyrics: Tom Wells Director: Jane Fallowfield Reviewer: Sam Lowe On the way in, the audience are given blue rain ponchos. Either, there is a leak in the studio or it’s most likely to do with the fact that this, one-man musical comedy, is titled, Drip. It is presented by Script Club and Boundless Theatre, who ...

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Rock of Ages – Opera House, Manchester.

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sam Lowe Are you ready to rock? The audience at Manchester Opera House are, as this smash hit musical returns to the UK. Shaking the foundations of every theatre it lands in with it's "turned up to the max" music. Rock of Ages is an LA love story set to over 25 classic rock ...

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Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Is Mitch Benn a cheat? That is how some stand-up comedians describe Benn’s style of musical comedy. In fact, comedy luminary Daniel Kitson went as far as to describe the guitar as ‘the cheating stick’. Benn himself explains that for a straight stand up comic to bring the house down they have to be an absolute master ...

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Vikki Stone: Instrumental – Underbelly Big Belly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The first lesson to be had when it comes to Vikki Stone is never make a bet with her, otherwise she will have you dressed like a dog and pushing her and Elton John around on a makeshift helicopter around the venue... Yes it did happen and yes there is a lot of photographic evidence floating around ...

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Sooz Kempner: Defying Gravity – Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Funny Women Variety Award Winner and 2010 Musical Comedy Newcomer winner Sooz Kempner arrives at the fringe for this first time and has the added pressure of her big brother’s success with The Only Way is Downtown at The Pleasance (you can’t see it, it’s sold out so you might as well save your £ and see ...

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Rachel Parris: Live in Vegas – The Pleasance Attic, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Rachel Parris transports people from the stupendous heat of The Pleasance Attic to the heady heights of Sin City as she works to pay off her debt to hotel owner and show biz superstar Felice. Well that's the premise of this hour long show of musical comedy, while it may not be destined for a long residence ...

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CD REVIEW: Bullets Over Broadway The Musical – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Book: Woody Allen Music adaptation and Additional Lyrics: Glen Kelly Reviewer: Mark Clegg Broadway and the business of show have always been popular subjects for musicals. The Producers, Crazy for You, Singin’ in the Rain and Kiss Me Kate all successfully found drama and, more to the point comedy in the staging (or filming) of a musical. Interestingly, Bullets Over ...

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