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Thom Tuck: An August Institution – Heroes @ Dragonfly, Edinburgh

man posing on a bed

Reviewer: Faye Hadley As his aptly titled show suggests Thom Tuck is a staple of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This August, like many before it, he is appearing in numerous shows along with his solo stand-up. Embodying the anarchic spirit of the festival his performances encompass everything from indie band tribute acts to sketch shows. In his sixteenth consecutive Fringe and ...

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Death of a Salesman – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

two men sitting on chairs one at desk

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: David Robinson The essence of an Arthur Miller play is that he boldly and regularly returns to his preferred themes: family, social responsibility and the pursuit of that all-American dream. Those keynotes are played loud and clear in this imaginative Royal & Derngate production of his 1949 classic. Death of a Salesman is ...

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Death of a Salesman – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

A man with suitcases stands in front of a neon sign saying "Land of the Free"

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer: Karen Bussell Raw and intense, OpenWorks Theatre artistic director Abigail Graham gives little let-up in her interpretation of Miller’s iconic 1949 dissembling of the American Dream. Georgia Lowe’s uncompromisingly bland grey set focusses attention on the unravelling of travelling salesman Willie Loman (except when slides are opened a tad too far allowing a ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Voices In Your Head

Hosted by Deborah Frances-White with Thom Tuck, Marcus Brigstocke, Joe Lycett, and Sara Pascoe Venue: The Literary Arena Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Literature Arena is relatively quiet for a Saturday evening show with the majority of the crowds bound for Portishead and The Vaccines, so the carpeted tent makes for a peaceful haven to sit and relax in the company ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Coalition – Pleasance Dome

Writer: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] It has been a long time since UK politics yielded a character interesting enough to father a truly biting political satire. That is not to say that during the years of Tory and Labour rule there were not a raft of odious, double-dealing players – far from it - but ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Thom Tuck Flips Out – Pleasance Dome

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] Before last year, The Penny Dreadfuls, comprising of Thom Tuck, David Reed and Humphrey Ker, were the reigning kings of sketch comedy at the Fringe. In 2011, they each tried their hand at solo shows, resulting in Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer nods for Ker and Tuck, and the brilliant show Shamblehouse from Reed. Tuck is ...

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