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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange – Spiegeltent: Bosco

By: Mad Etiquette Reviewer: Simon Topping Two men (Mad Etiquette) in mismatched tweed suits, bowler hats and clutching children’s umbrellas enter the performance space from behind the audience intent on causing mischief. Speaking in an upper class, Terry Thomas style, diction, peppered with gloriously bad language, the boys come into the crowd to ask how they should start the show ...

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The Diary of Maynard Perdu, Smock Alley Theatre – Dublin

Writer: Billy Roche Director: Billy Roche Reviewer: Laura Marriott Peter McCamley takes to the stage as the one and only Maynard Perdu. Over the course of the next one-and-a-half hours he takes the audience on a journey through the exceptional life of Maynard Perdu; something of a dandy. He lives in a world of the fantastic, in the mirrored, burlesque ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Riot – Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square, Dublin

Writers: Emmet Kirwan, Panti Bliss Directors: Phillip McMahon, Jennifer Jennings Composer: Alma Kelliher Choreography: Suzanne Cleary, Peter Harding Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Imagine you have landed inside the whirring, vivacious minds of some of the best and brightest artists and activists in the city. Now imagine that has been amplified and condensed into one 90 minute multidisciplinary spectacular, and then add ...

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Briefs! – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creators: Briefs Factory Reviewer: Tom Finch “Out watching a cabaret show on a Tuesday night, you bunch of trashbags” was the words the audience were greeted with (though with considerably more expletives) on Press Night for the fourth year of Briefs!, an all male ‘boylesque’ group with a penchant for thrusting, gyrating and, of course, stripping. The evening of saucy, ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Hot Brown Honey – Spiegeltent, Dublin

Creators: Busty Beatz and Lisa Fa’alafi Director: Lisa Fa’alafi Music: Busty Beatz Choreography: Lisa Fa’alafi Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Briefs Factory’s feminist cabaret and burlesque extravaganza, Hot Brown Honey, has the audience crying with laughter, whooping, clapping and stamping their feet, but it isn’t from this that the show gets its electric energy. The Honeys are a group of women who ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…The Raunch

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s The Raunch answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. The Raunch, is a whip cracking, hair hanging, fire eating, tap ...

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BARBU – Spiegeltent, London Wonderground

Director: Alain Francoeur Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s difficult to write a review for something that so fiercely and flamboyantly defies explanation. BARBU from French Canadian troupe Cirque Alfonse harks back to late 19thCentury and early 20thCentury Circus. It’s an evening of incredible acrobatic skill rooted in a thoroughly naughty yet somehow wholesome raucous fun. Some of the stunts are mind-blowing ...

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