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Slapstick – HOME, Manchester

Director:  Stanley Burleson Reviewer: Jay Nuttall If a bit of silliness is what you need in your life then look no further than HOME’s Christmas offering, Slapstick. Madcap Dutch clown musical troupe will entertain the whole family with two hours of nonsense and buffoonery should you wish to do something alternative to the usual pantomime and Christmas shows. HOME continues ...

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Henry Lewis / Jonathan Sayer / Henry Shields Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Helen Tope The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is a play that challenges our expectations right from the start. From the same company that brought us The Play that Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery leaves behind the world of amateur dramatics and goes ...

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The Complete Deaths – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Jess Rowe Ill-fitting the 400th anniversary of the decease of England’s greatest playwright; SpyMonkey, renowned for their physical comedy, have devised their own absurd creation inspired by the Bard’s famous narratives. Bringing together the ‘complete’ number (75) of onstage deaths, so no Lady Macbeth I'm afraid, deaths range from the bloodbath ...

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The Complete Deaths – Liverpool Playhouse

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Matt Forrest When the body of Richard III was unexpectedly found beneath a car park in Leicester back in 2013, it shocked the world;however, more shocking would be that, according to William Shakespeare, he died to the accompaniment of some hardcore techno music while looking for a horse wearing a gas ...

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience – B’est Restaurant, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill The sound of Basil screeching "Manuel, Manuel", travels all the way down the Royal Mile notifying diners that Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience is about to commence. From it’s origins in Australia almost 18 years ago, Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience returns for it’s eighth consecutive year at the Fringe bringing charm, comedy and culinary ...

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Dick Tracy – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writers: Le Navet Bête collaboration Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Joan Phillips Dick Tracy is a busy man. He has been cleaning up the city from the organised crime capers of criminal mastermind Big Boy Caprice and his merry bunch of henchmen; The Squealer, Cueball and Flat Top. First he stops them pulling off a jewellery heist, then a bank job ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Joan Phillips If health and safety laws had existed in the 18th century when this hilarious play was first written then it would never have left the page and made its way to the stage. It would be far too dangerous both for many of the cast and some members of the audience. ...

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A Little Nonsense – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Oliver Hoare Director: Anna Girvan Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] Produced by Juncture Theatre, A Little Nonsense pulls together inspiration from different sources, including David Lynch’s surrealism (affectionately dubbed as “Lynchian” style), Samuel Beckett’s infuriation with language and the trademark deadpan physical comedy of Buster Keaton. Upon entering the theatre, we are greeted by the mischievous Clown, who sits in ...

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