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The Armed Man – The Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Composer and conductor: Karl Jenkins Reviewer: Catherine Lewis [Rating:4] With remembrance Sunday only a week away, a performance of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - a mass for peace, is well placed in the Symphony Hall's autumn line up. Commissioned by the Royal Armouries to commemorate the millennium, The Armed Man was originally dedicated to the survivors of the Kosovo ...

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Milton Jones: On The Road – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:3] It’s not often that a comedian’s grandfather steals the show. Well Milton Jones’s “grandfather” did just that. Warming up the audience for Jones’ support act, the comedian’s turn as his own grandfather probably got more applause and a better reaction than either him or his support act. Coming in on a scooter, Jones shows that he ...

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Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating: 4] Don’t call Ed Byrne unremarkable. It will make him very angry and he will think you’re very stupid (yes, one previous reviewer called him that and he still remembers!) But Byrne is touring the length and breadth of the UK again because he has – to coin a cheesy phrase – still got it. Byrne’s ...

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