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Phill Jupitus: Achtung/Acting – The Stand 5, Edinburgh

phill jupitus dressed as sea captain and tweed suited

Reviewer: Matthew Farnham Phill Jupitus has spent the last 20 years wowing us with his quick witted banter on TV quiz shows, and this improv-styled question and answer session truly tests his limits. Jupitus demonstrates how quickly and deep his rabbit hole of a mind can turn an innocuous question into a discussion about the obscure. In his return to the Edinburgh ...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts centre and The Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Writer: Ian Fleming Book: Jeremy Sams Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman Director: James Brining Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Comparisons with the much-loved, 1968 film of Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are inevitable, such is its place in the British public's hearts, thankfully, this West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the iconic children's classic will largely satisfy audiences ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes Blue-daubed fairies prance and writhe, furious lovers claw and fight under a huge forest moon as one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies – the one so many of us cut our teeth on at school - is given a captivatingly contemporary and imaginative treatment in this new production from the Theatre Royal ...

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The Producers – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew Wright Reviewer: Chris Oldham From the off, how much you enjoy Mel Brooks' riotous multi-Tony award winning adaptation of his own 1968 film will likely hinge on how far you're willing to allow your boundaries of taste to be tested. It's New York, 1959, and after Broadway ...

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The Producers – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s hard to believe that the original 1968 film of The Producers was Mel Brooks’ first outing as a feature film director. Looking back, the choice of subject matter seems a remarkably confident one for one with, at that time, little reputation within ...

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The Producers – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Mel Brookes and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Fast-paced, energetic and laced with a touch of class, watching The Producers brings a bit of Broadway to the regions and true to the song, everything does go right. Directed by acclaimed director Matthew White, this show is nothing short of brilliance. The ...

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Porky the Poet in Zeitgeist Limbo – King’s Arms Theatre, Salford

Writer/Director: Phill Jupitus Reviewer: Brian Gorman A familiar face on television (and team captain of BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks), Phill Jupitus performed some of his early (and most recent) poetry in the guise of his alter-ego ‘Porky The Poet’. Saying that, there was no discernible difference between the Phill Jupitus we know, and the poet standing with a comically ...

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