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Scottee: Fat Blokes – Home, Manchester

Choreographer: Lea Anderson Director: Scottee Reviewer: Matt Forrest Scottee: Fat Blokes’ poster claims it’s a dance show of sorts, but in reality, it’s so much more than that: a rebellion, a call to arms, call it what you will, but certainly don’t call it ‘brave’. This is a cabaret show like no other: sure, there is dance, comedy, even a ...

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Fat Blokes – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Scottee Choreography: Lea Anderson Reviewer: Dominic Corr There’s something about being fat isn’t there? Puts a target on you we just accept. So many ugly words leap to mind describing this 'epidemic'. All redundant here, chances are one of the Fat Blokes onstage has heard it (or worse). Described as a ‘sort of dance’ what you are about to ...

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Supreme Fabulettes: Viva Las Divas – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Terry Ronald, with original song contributions by Boy George Director: William Baker Reviewer: Laura Maley In Viva Las Divas, the Supreme Fabulettes take audiences on a musical odyssey from the girl groups of the 1960s, through the decadent disco era, remembering Queen Madonna’s reign and right up to the hits of Lady GaGa, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. As they ...

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The Singers Soiree – St Giles in the Fields Church, London

Founder and Producer: Jamie Chapman Dixon Musical director: Barney Ashworth Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4] The Singers Soiree is now in its sixth instalment and here marks its transfer from the Battersea Barge to the much larger St Giles in the Field church, meaning many more audience members were able to purchase tickets and thus make much more money for the ...

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Taboo – Brixton Club House, London

Book: Mark Davies Markham Music &lyrics : Boy George Director: Christopher Renshaw Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] Slap on the make up and sew on the sequins, London’s freakiest musical is still going strong in the charming Brixton Club House. There is a sense of anticipation in the air as extravagantly dressed miscreants, lean against the bar sizing up the audience ...

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Taboo – Brixton Club House, London

Book: Mark Davies Markham Music &lyrics : Boy George Director: Christopher Renshaw Reviewer : Jonathan Grant [rating:5] Taboo is an updated and re-imaged take on a show that first arrived in London a decade ago. Staged upon an intriguing catwalk that seductively threads its way through the audience exploiting every facet of this unusual venue’s intimacy, one senses that director ...

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