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An Evening Without Kate Bush – The Museum of Comedy

Performer: Sarah-Louise Young Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer: Richard Maguire Love her or hate her, Kate Bush remains one of Britain’s great pop eccentrics. Since her first appearance on Top of the Pops at the age of 19 with the iconic Wuthering Heights, Bush has always been easy to parody. Yet, Sarah-Louise Young’s An Evening Without Kate Bush is more like ...

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Warped  –  VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Martin Malcolm Director:  Russell Lucas Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Some 50 years after their arrest, Reggie and Ronnie still hold their appeal. Films like Legend and The Krays continue to mythologise their lives and glamourize the violence they perpetrated. It’s not too hard to imagine young men of today being lured by the Krays’ signature starched white shirts and their pristinely ...

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Driving Miss Daisy – Canal Cafe Theatre, London

Writer: Alfred Uhry Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer:Andy Moseley Spanning 25 years from 1948 to 1973 Driving Miss Daisy is the story of Jewish widow Daisy Werthan and her relationship with African-American driver Hoke Colburn. Daisy reluctantly hires Hoke at the bequest of her son, after she has had one too many road accidents. Not only does she not want a ...

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Julie Madly Deeply – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Sarah-Louise Young has graced the stage at the Lowry in more wigs than most. In her acclaimed show Cabaret Whore, Young creates a host of brilliant, grotesque, yet strangely lovable characters, from French chantreuse La Poule to country and Western porn star Sammy Mavis Junior. The filthy jokes doled out her fictional characters might cause a few ...

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The Fat Man’s Wife – Canal Café Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer: Jon Wainwright As one year ends and another begins, an almost irresistible offer of a new life is made. A young playwright wants to whisk an older woman away on a tramp steamer, to a glorious future in a hazily sketched paradise. Or, a "damn fool" hillbilly wants to lure a sophisticated Manhattan ...

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Julie Madly Deeply – Trafalgar Studios, London

Written and performed by: Sarah-Louise Young Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:4] Sarah-Louise Young starts her loving paean to Julie Andrews with a camp medley of Andrews’s classics which sets a slightly cringe-inducing tone. Such a quick succession of saccharine hits is bound to produce a queasy effect but this is quickly rectified by Young’s sophisticated humour and obvious ...

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