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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior (Confessions of a Club Comic) – The Lowry, Salford  

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The title of Shappi Khorsandi’s new show:  Skittish Warrior (Confessions of a Club Comic)reflects the comedian’s sceptical attitude towards showbiz. Khorsandi draws a distinction between performing live as a stand-up and her appearances on TV as a ‘celebrity’. For Khorsandi live performances are a compulsion- something she does even though it might be painful. She traces this ...

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Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The life of Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson, seems an unlikely topic around which to build a stand-up show. But then Shappi Khorsandi’s personality does not seem best suited to academic research and neutral presentation.  Khorsandi presents herself, and may actually be, a bit scatter-brained. Efforts to build a rapport with the audience are hindered by ...

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Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Shappi Khorsandi Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Are too many comedians talking about childhood, relationships or other obvious topics such as Brexit and Trump? If you answered yes to this, Shappi Khorsandi may restore your faith in comedy. Mistress and Misfit rises effortlessly above the comedy sludge and is funny and original in equal measure. Her inspiration is Emma, Lady Hamilton, who, ...

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NEWS: Three World Premières for Ninth HighTide Festival

For its ninth year, Suffolk’s HighTide Festivalhad already announced a change of venue, moving from Halesworth to Aldeburgh, but today Artistic Director Steven Atkinson has announced the line-up for the annual festival. Running from 10th – 20th September, the festival will include three world premieres, transfers, readings and visiting companies as well as talks from the likes of Christopher Eccleston, ...

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Shappi Khorsandi – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Maley Providing her own warm-up, Shappi Khorsandi self-deprecatingly assures the audience that ‘Big Shappi’ will be along for the headline set of her sold-out show at The Lowry, and that she’ll be much funnier and sharper interacting with the audience. She sows the seeds of a running joke that she’s left her eight-month-old daughter in the car, setting ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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