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Kafkaesque – LIVE!

October 29, 2012

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Influential and highly-regarded author Franz Kafka is brought to the stage in these four tales exploring what it means to be human. Writers Peter Farrah and Rob Johnston have updated and injected new life into these tales for Breathe Out Theatre. Written as four two-handers, over the course of the evening Katherine Godfrey and Adam […]

Norris and Parker’s Quarter Life Crisis – LIVE!

October 27, 2012

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Norris and Parker, the successful double act are back with their latest show – Quarter Life Crisis. With their trademark mix of jazz, surreal comedy and copyright infringement, lets see how they cope… A packed crowd was treated to my personal highlight of the comedy fringe so far. Norris and Parker’s self-deprecating style of comedy […]

The Sitcom Trials/The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – LIVE!

October 24, 2012

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Kev F. Sutherland is a talented man. The mastermind behind both The Sitcom Trials, and the acclaimed Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, he is also an comic strip creator for The Beano and Doctor Who Adventures – and that is just a tiny selection of the work he has done. For those of you unfamiliar […]

The Greater Manchester Fringe Comedy Festival Preview

October 16, 2012

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Manchester has only just recovered from the summer of Fringe with the success of the inaugral Greater Manchester Fringe. A successful programme of comedy, drama, music and live events exploded over 9 venues in July. Spinning off from that, and the demise of the Manchester Comedy Festival, a number of independent venues, some new to […]

A Steamy Affair – LIVE!

October 9, 2012

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Imagine a home–made sex tape goes missing during a clear out and months later, a young man knocks on your door holding the disc in his hand.
 How would you react? This is writer Brian Marchbank’s fifth play, and as a retired police sergeant himself, it’s fair to say that the content may not be […]

Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a M*th£r – LIVE!

August 22, 2012

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Picking up a few months after Loitering with Intention, Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Mother (or M*th£r) joins Ben and William as their civil partnership is put under strain now that the honeymoon period is over. With Ben’s ex, Martin staying, and William’s mother turning up on the doorstep, the crowded house is set for […]

Loitering with Intention – LIVE!

August 22, 2012

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Manchester-based New Attitude Theatre Company presented the (mis)adventures of couple Ben and William in Loitering with Intention and Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a M*th£r  in a double-bill specially for the  Manchester Pride Fringe. As the two comedies are very different in their style and tone, I’m going to split them into two reviews. Beginning with Loitering with Intention we […]