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Chip Shop Chips – Market Hall, Scarborough

Writer: Becky Prestwich Director: Adam Quayle Designer: Katie Scott Reviewer: Ron Simpson When Richard Wagner came up with the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, the total all-embracing work of art, he probably didn’t anticipate mixing in fish suppers, a trivia quiz and a silly-hat competition with a touching little comedy/drama of first love, lost love and the impermanence of youth. Adam ...

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Spamalot – Grand Opera House, York

Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez and Eric Idle Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Loosely based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a stage work largely developed by the most musical python, Eric Idle, in collaboration with John Du Prez. The show opened in 2005, earning a Tony award for Best ...

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RAF in Concert – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Conductor: Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs Main vocalist: Flight Lieutenant Matthew Little Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Royal Air Force Music Services boasts several bands and orchestras. A concert tour featuring a repertoire of old and new music of differing genres, is being held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first display season of the world famous Red Arrows. There is ...

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Bedroom Farce – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Bedroom Farce was originally produced in Scarborough in 1975 and was followed by a famous National Theatre production, directed by Peter Hall. In the programme notes, Ayckbourn recalls how some people were unimpressed by this “commercial candy floss” being presented at such an eminent institution. However, the play has outlived such ...

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Beth Nielsen Chapman – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Texas-born Beth Nielsen Chapman is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, where shewon Songwriter of the Year in 1999. Her songs have been covered by such musical notaries as Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Faith Hill and Willie Nelson. She is touring The British Isles in 2014 to promote her new album UnCovered. Harrogate’s Royal Hall is ...

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The Dumb Waiter and The Lover – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jonathan Kemp Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3] European Arts Company decided to celebrate 10 years of operation by presenting a double bill of Nobel Prize winning playwright, Harold Pinter. This tour brings two lesser-known one act plays to the table, with both being often classified as ‘Comedies of Menace’. The performance takes place in the theatre’s Studio, ...

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