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Mr Popper’s Penguins – Sale Waterside

Production Image - show a puppet penguin coming out of a crate

Music: Luke Bateman Lyrics: Richy Hughes  Writer: Richard and Florence Atwater Director: Emma Earle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Watch out. Penguins have taken over Waterside Arts Centre. They’re everywhere. If you see one you must automatically give it a hug. Who do they belong to? Mr Popper of course, in a family friendly story similar to A Bear Called Paddington. Mr ...

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Murder Ballads – Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester

Writer: Gerry Smyth Director: Ellie Hurt Adapted from the Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Reviewer: Matt Forrest According to one internet source the body count on the 1996 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Murder Ballads is 76. A high body count for even the bloodiest of horror films, let alone a near hour long ...

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Katy Baird: Workshy – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Performer: Katy Baird Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Piss, ketchup, sex toys, flesh – Katy Baird’s Workshy is both a study in abjection and a very honest autobiography of her own working life. Baird’s style is anecdotal, stories of terrible jobs told with warmth, humour and a matter-of-factness that feels often more like a night in the pub than a ‘performance’ to an ...

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From the Jam with Bruce Loxton – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Reviewer: Jonny Black You could be fooled into thinking that this is just another night of 80’s nostalgia, reliving the memory of one of the decades most influential bands – The Jam. This is much more than that though. The majority of the songs do come from the bands impressive back catalogue but there is new material too. The material ...

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Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Stand Up Comedian Tony Jameson

Reviewer: Holly Sharp “This isn’t stand-up, this is a self-help group”. Football Manager, sure, you play it, but are you an addict or an enthusiast? Tony Jameson’s Football Manager Ruined My Life sets out to answer this question, with a fair sprinkle of Cherno Samba worship and Emile Heskey bashing along the way. If you’ve got little-to-no knowledge of Football ...

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Snow White – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Maggie Fox and Sue Riding in Snow White

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Matt Ashton Reviewer: Richard Hall Best known for their off the wall, zany, adult humour often at the expense of famous literary characters; Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, otherwise known as the popular comedy duo Lip Service, give in this show their unique take on the well known and much loved classic fairy story. Written by ...

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Gorilla – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Gorilla - Watershed Theatre

Writer: Anthony Browne Adapter: Rachel Barnett Music and songs: Julien Butler Director: Roman Stefanski Reviewer: Richard Hall Former children’s laureate, Anthony Browne is one of the UK’s most popular authors for young children. This stage adaptation of one of his best loved picture books by Rachel Barnett comes to the Waterside Arts Centre, courtesy of the Polka Theatre in London ...

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Private View – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Private View Cast

Reviewer: Hannah Hiett In among the cover bands and stand-up comedy nights that make up the bulk of the season at Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre, is a small but powerful line-up of new theatre talent that is on it’s way up. Waterside is fast emerging as a ‘you saw them here first’ venue for Manchester, and Plunge Theatre are no ...

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