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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh

Writer: Robert Tressell Director: Neil Gore Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Robert Noonan, Irish sign writer, painter and decorator, was only 40 when he died in penury of tuberculosis, and was buried in a pauper’s grave in Liverpool. But his literary legacy as Robert Tressell, author of an impassioned 1,600 page manuscript about the injustices of capitalism which he called The Ragged ...

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Hairspray – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Director: Paul Kerryson Choreographer: Drew McOnie Music/ Lyrics: Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Scarlet Wildhorn Since its release in 2003, Hairspray the Musical has toured extensively, both in the UK and in the US. Set in 1962’s Baltimore, racial segregation is rife, but Tracy Turnblad can’t understand why integration is so detested. It’s the sixties after ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Beth Steer Pitted as the ‘world’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story has come to Cardiff’s New Theatre. Seen by more than 22 million people in over 25,000 shows worldwide, the show has been running for 27 years since it first opened in London, and charts the ‘golden ...

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Narvik – Home, Manchester

Joe Shipman as Jim in Narvik

Writer: Lizzie Nunnery Director: Hannah Tyrell-Pinder Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Box of Tricks, the Manchester-based new-writing focused theatre company, have combined forces with Lizzie Nunnery to create this enchanting emotional memory play. We are introduced to 90-year-old Liverpudlian Jim who has fallen in his home and cannot find the strength to stand, while the ghosts and memories of his past begin ...

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Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings – The Lowry, Salford

Justin Moorhouse compares Fast Fringe at GM Fringe

Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Manchester comedian and actor Justin Moorhouse is back on the road again with his latest stand-up tour People and Feelings - his most recent pitstop landing him on home ground at The Lowry, in Salford. As always, Moorhouse ensures there are no barriers in his material and stays true to the Northern comedy stereotype of being brash, bold ...

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Wicked – The Alhambra, Bradford

Image Credit: Matt Crockett

Writer: Winnie Holzman (Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire) Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Beverley Haigh As a spin-off from The Wizard of Oz, undoubtedly one of the most famous musicals of all time, Wicked is fast becoming of equal standing, paralleling its predecessor in becoming an iconic show in its own right. As the ...

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CLOCKS 1888: The Greener – CAST, Doncaster

Composer: Martin Ward Director/Librettist: Dominic Hingorani Designer: Rachana Jadhav Reviewer: Ron Simpson CLOCKS 1888: the greener is created and produced by Brolly which consists of Rachana Jadhav and Dominic Hingorani and aims to “place design at the heart of our process.” This is certainly true of CLOCKS 1888, more memorable as a piece of design than as an opera or ...

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NEWS: Joan Collins announces 12 date UK tour

Dame Joan Collins

The UK’s favorite British diva, Joan Collins, has announced details of a 12 date UK tour of her brand new one-woman show, Joan Collins Unscripted. Dame Joan is one of the UK's most recognisable performers, having appeared in more than 118 feature films and TV shows, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty. She is also a prolific ...

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