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Simon Evans: Genius – Komedia, Brighton  

Writer/Performer: Simon Evans Reviewer: Simon Topping With Victorian sideburns and a tweed jacket, Simon Evans enters stage embodying his eccentric ideals. Evans is in transition from middle to old age and railing against the dumbing down of society; it is a position which he feels duty bound to adopt in a thought-provoking friendly, yet unapologetically curmudgeonly way.   Playing to a ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Saint Nicholas – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Laura Marriott “In the dark, there are vampires.” So, first things first. This is Brendan Coyle’s return to the Irish stage for the first time since 2002 and he is reuniting with playwright Conor McPherson for the Irish premiere of Saint Nicholas. For everyone wanting to know if it was worth the wait: ...

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Simon Evans: Genius – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nutall It’s a tough ask to announce yourself as the “Genius Simon Evans” prior to walking onstage. Immediately acknowledging this dilemma it feels like we will be in the safe hands of a comedian wishing to deconstruct intelligence and aptitude - nothing particularly original as David Gorman currently has a television series of the same name but one ...

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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Helen Jones Simon Evans: stand-up comedian, comedy writer, economic pundit. Evans is known for his work on Radio 4 and TV appearances on shows such as Michael Macintyre's Comedy Roadshow and The Comedy Store. But he also writes for many shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Lee Mack's Not Going Out. The economics of the UK and ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Simon Evans) Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Another week, anotherDream– it seems productions of Shakespeare’s fairy fantasy are everywhere these days, from the RSC and the Globe to BBC1. Now we have a stripped down, fringe version at Southwark Playhouse. And even though it makes do with only seven actors, taking ample time to ...

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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham According to tradition the role of Court Jesters was to speak truth to power- to puncture the pretensions of the powerful. Simon Evans, on the other hand, prefers to direct his scorn at those who do not share his right-wing views or cultural aspirations. In The Money opens with Evans claiming to have made the transition from ...

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The Separation – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Richard Molloy Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Set in Dublin in 1995 The Separation, written by Richard Molloy, is the story of a broken marriage, a broken home and a broken man. Stephen, played by David Murray, and Molly, played by Susan Stanley, stumble into Stephen’s apartment on a rainy summer evening. Having succumbed to temptation at the ...

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Simon Evans: Leashed – The Lowry, Salford

Written and performed by Simon Evans Reviewer: Dave Cunningham There is a sinister edge to the comedy of Simon Evans. This is partly due to his voice having an uncanny resemblance to the occasionally disturbing tone of the late Leonard Rossiter. Mainly, however, it can be attributed to the inability of Evans to share society’s conventional approach to subjects such ...

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