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Phill Jupitus JUPLICITY Review: A thoroughly enjoyable gig with its fair share of laugh-out-loud moments

Phil Jupitus 2018 Tour

From poetry and music, to conversation and comedy, Phill Jupitus latest show JUPLICITY certainly has it all

Fans battled through an actual blizzard on St. Paddy’s night to see Phill Jupitus perform his show JUPLICITY at The Lowry

Already sat comfortably with his back to us on stage, Phill is listening to Elvis Costello’s ARMED FORCES as if at home in his own Scottish living room. As the audience filters in, it is clear straight away that the show’s format is going to be an unusual one.

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Comedy Review: Fast Fringe with Justin Moorhouse – The Dancehouse, Manchester

Justin Moorhouse Fast Fringe

FAST FRINGE is a ridiculously fast-paced show that is as funny as it is frantic

If FAST FRINGE is anything to go by, the 2016 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival looks set to be a cracker! The two-hour comedy show opened the month-long festival at Manchester’s The Dancehouse last night, cramming more comedy and variety acts than into one bill than you thought possible.

Hosted by GM Fringe patron Justin Moorhouse, FAST FRINGE is a ridiculously fast-paced showcase of comedy and variety acts...

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Comedy Review: JAMES VEITCH – Dot Con, The Lowry

James Veitch Dot Con

Dot Con is a topical, fast-paced and witty comedy show about scamming the scammers

Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it.

For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to as many scam emails as he can, from unclaimed insurance bonds to close friends marooned in a foreign...

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Theatre Review: Pygmalion – Oldham Coliseum

Pygmallion at Oldham Coliseum

Warm, witty and wonderfully funny, PYGMALION is a provocative comedy full of wit

More than a hundred years after its stage premiere, George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy Pygmalion has been revived in a new production by Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Pygmalion tells the tale of Henry Higgins, an egocentric Professor of Phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a poised, well-spoken duchess...

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Theatre Review: Twelfth Night – HOME, Manchester

Twelfth Night by Filter at HOME, Manchester

Wacky, wild and wonderfully weird, Filter’s wonderfully off-kilter production of Twelfth Night is well worth a watch

Music is most definitely the food of love in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. In fact, rock music meets Shakespeare head on in this explosive reworking of Shakespeare’s lyrical play.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young girl who is separated from her twin brother Sebastian following a shipwreck on the shores of Illyria...

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Comedy Review: Sean Lock: Keep It Light – The Lowry, Salford

Sean Lock Keep It Light at The Lowry

Comedian Sean Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration in his latest tour Keep It Light

Comedian Sean Lock is not known for being especially serious. In fact, it is his cynical but humorous outlook on life that has made him on the one of the UK’s most popular stand-up comedians.

In his latest tour Keep It Light, Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration...

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Theatre Review: THE WITCHES – The Lowry, Salford

Cast of The Witches and Sarah Ingram

Sarah Ingram and the cast of THE WITCHES.  Image Credit: Catherine Ashmore

Playful, inventive and deliciously disgusting, THE WITCHES brings Roald Dahl’s iconic book to life

Roald Dahl’s award-winning novel THE WITCHES is brought to life in a tremendous new stage production directed by Nikolai Foster.

Originally published in 1983, THE WITCHES tells the story of a young boy who is sent to live with his Grandmother after his parents are killed in a horrific car crash...

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Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In – The Lowry, Salford

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at The Lowry

Ed Byrne injects hilarity into the monotony of everyday life in his new show Outside, Looking In

Following critical acclaim at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Ed Byrne takes his new show Outside, Looking In on tour across the UK. Byrne is a regular face on the UK and Irish comedy circuit and has enjoyed huge critical and popular success as a stand-up comedian over the past 22 years.

Outside, Looking In sees the Irish comedian cleverly turn mundane everyday stories into imaginative ane...

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Theatre Review: Our Gracie – Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Our Gracie at Oldham Coliseium

Warm, funny and moving, Our Gracie is a touching musical tribute to Rochdale’s finest export

37 years after her death, Dame Gracie Fields’ extraordinary life story is brought to life in a brand-new stage production written for Oldham Coliseum and New Vic Theatre.

The former mill girl from Rochdale rose to international fame in 1931 with Sally In Our Alley, the film which featured her signature tune for the next 40 years, Sally...

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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted – The Lowry, Salford

Lee Nelson Suited and Booted at The Lowry

Lee Nelson attempts to move away from the chavvy south London wide-boy act which made his name in his latest stand-up tour Suited and Booted.

Best known for his BBC Three show Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, as well as his high profile pranks such as invading Kanye West’s headline set at Glastonbury, Nelson may have swapped his usual tracksuit and baseball cap for a smart two-piece but his loutish and seemingly unintelligent comedy is as evident as ever.

Nelson, played by comedian Simon Brodki...

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