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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: 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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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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The Influence of Online Film Reviews

Influence of Film Reviews

Just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they?

From theatre and book publishing to music and art, online reviews play a major role in predicting consumers’ tastes and influencing purchase behaviour. Within the movie industry, online reviews and word-of-mouth is strongly believed to be critical to film’s box office success. But just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they? Frankly, My Dear investigates with a little help from our readers…

The Power of Wor...

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Album Review: Wayfarer by Nell Bryden

Nell Bryden Wayfarer Album Cover

Catchy, light and seductively upbeat, Nell Bryden’s new album looks set to be the smooth soundtrack of the summer

Following the success of her second studio album Shake The Tree, Nell Bryden looks set to dominate UK airwaves with the release of her new album Wayfarer.

For those who don’t recognise know, Nell Bryden is an American singer-songwriter who shot to fame in the UK following the release of her first album What Does It Take in 2009...

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Album Review: 48:13 by Kasabian

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Kasabian release album worthy of headline slot at Glastonbury

Ten years after the release of their self-titled debut album, Kasabian are set to return the UK album chart with 48:13.

48:13 (named after the album’s running time) is Kasabian’s fifth studio album and follows Velociraptor! released in 2011. Produced by Sergio Pizzorno, the album marks a ‘new language’ for Kasabian, combining electronic and hip hop elements with boisterous rock & roll numbers and semi-psychedelic sounds.

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