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Dirty Dusting – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writers: Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood Director: Leah Bell Reviewer: Janet Jepson When you’re on the wrong side of seventy and your obnoxious, unsympathetic boss declares that he’s about to “get rid of the Jurassic Park shift” because he’s fed up of dinosaurs – what can you do? Is a career change on the cards, or is it out to ...

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Aladdin – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer and Director: James Shone Musical Director: Sam Coates Reviewer: Janet Jepson “You might as well laugh cos the jokes don’t get any funnier” and no, they probably don’t, but that doesn’t seem to stop everyone rolling around in their seats at a traditional pantomime. The Civic Theatre in Rotherham has all the ingredients for a great family night out ...

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The Bootleg Sixties – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Reviewer: Janet Jepson It is said that if you remember the 60’s then you weren’t there, but this magnificent performance by the amazingly talented Overtures, certainly jogs some memories. It’s nonstop nostalgia and fun all the way, right from the time lead vocalist and bass player Den Pugsley invites the audience to “get blind drunk, dance naked in the aisles, ...

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Dave Spikey: Punchlines – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Reviewer: Rosie Revell Award winning comedy favourite Dave Spikey returns to the comedy circuit with his new show, Punchlines, which is shaping up already to be a comedy heavyweight. Spikey is here to prove a point. A punchline, by definition, is the final part of a joke, speech or funny story which is intended to provoke laughter or thought, or ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 29th September 2014

Ambition is the theme that runs through the heart of this week’s picks of theatre from up and down the UK &Ireland. From revivals of well known classics, to regional and UK premieres. Just what makes you have the drive and passion to push you forward? What desires do you secretly harbor and what would it take for them to ...

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Chris Packham’s Wild Night Out – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Reviewer: Andrew White On a pleasant summer’s evening, it was very heartening to see a packed Rotherham Civic Theatre welcome TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham to continue his eight-event tour across Britain. This was his only gig in Yorkshire, and several members of the audience did make big journeys to get see their favourite wildlife advocate. It’s always interesting ...

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The Elvis Years 1954 to 1977 – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Musical Director: David MacKay Reviewer: Janet Jepson “Elvis has entered the building” – maybe not quite possible, but pretty close. Mario Kombou has been performing his tribute to Elvis for over 20 years, and he bears an uncanny similarity to the King of Rock n’ Roll, down to the trademark quiff in the blackest hair and of course the slightly ...

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