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The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Fran Winter [Rating:2.5] “Not what I expected” was commonly heard in the stairwells as the audience filtered out of the Grand Opera House, and one would have to agree. The show would have been more appropriately entitled ‘A Low Budget Night with the Rat Pack’, it is in no way spectacular. The Rat Pack are; James Jnr as Sammy ...

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Woody Sez – Harrogate Theatre

Devisers: David M. Lutken, Nick Corley, Darcie Deaville, Helen Russell and Andy Teirstein Reviewer Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] This show is devastatingly good. It is a part musical, part spoken word production by four very talented and enthusiastic actor-musicians who tell the tragic life story of Woody Guthrie via 25 of his songs. Guthrie’s tragic childhood is not initially apparent ...

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Stephen Lowe based on the book by Robert Tressell Music: Played by Neil Gore and Frank Owen Director: Louise Townsend Musical Director: Neil Gore Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4] This near century old tale is as fresh and relevant today as it ever was. It is the vivid story of a group of painters and decorators who over a ...

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Inspector Norse – Harrogate Theatre

Writers: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Music: Oliver Vibrans Lyrics: Malcolm Raeburn Filming: Vita Fox and Wrench &Franks Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: SC [Rating:4] How much do you think you know about Sweden? You’d probably assume not too much, but after seeing this production the audience left the theatre laughing at all the trivia they knew about the Nordic country ...

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Fascinating Aïda: The Cheap Flights Tour – Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Andrew Liddle [Rating:4] Sir Noel Coward once remarked that a comedian should always know how far to go when going too far. Fascinating Aïda, this trio of female satirical singers, seem hell bent on reinterpreting this. Go as far as you can beyond the bounds of decency and then go a bit farther – and a bit farther still. ...

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Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down – The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Richard Cameron Director: Ruth Carney Music: Andrew Griffiths Reviewer Sheila Stratford [Rating:4.5] The intimate Lantern Theatre is the perfect venue for this one act play. You feel the characters are revealing to you personally their experiences and anxieties as they grow into young womanhood. This critically acclaimed play with an enigmatic title, demands attention from the start. Numerous characters ...

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Hairy Bikers Larger than Live Tour – The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Writers: Si King, Dave Myers and Will Brenton Director: Will Brenton Reviewer: Liza Kyle [rating:4.5] The nations’ favourite bike riding, beard flaunting, globe-trotting double act is back and they’re still larger than life, despite cooking and eating their way to a mightily impressive three stone weight loss between them. There is certainly a lot of mileage to be had out ...

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Jack Dee – Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:3.5] Jack Dee has a reputation to uphold, he is famously cantankerous and sneery and he’s proud of it. In this, his first stand up tour in six years, a sell-out York audience was treated to this trademark grumpy, misanthropic world view and the audience lapped it up. On the surface Dee projects the persona of the ...

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