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Amelia Ryan: Lady Liberty

Amelia Ryan: Lady Liberty

  • Fest
  • 17 August 2016

Laugh so much your sides hurt at this cabaret/comedy act poking fun at much our culture holds dear.
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Who killed Charlie? Was it Gaston the mime artist or the Siamese striplets?

Who killed Charlie? Was it Gaston the mime artist or the Siamese striplets?

  • Fest
  • 16 August 2016

A solitary man dressed in a red top hat and frock coat appears on stage. He turns out to be the compere for tonight’s entertainment at the fictional Empire Theatre, meant to be the show’s setting.
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The Remains of Tom Lehrer

The Remains of Tom Lehrer

  • Fest
  • 16 August 2016

American singer/songwriter Tom Lehrer is best known for his darkly satirical songs of the 1950s and 1960s, showcased here in a virtuoso performance from pianist Adam Kay.
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Acrobatics, hula hoops and banter as Jason and Kylie ponder whether kids really are stinky

Acrobatics, hula hoops and banter as Jason and Kylie ponder whether kids really are stinky

  • The List
  • 15 August 2016

This is a show that has it all: acrobatics, humour, juggling, dance, word play, audience participation, oh, and hula hoops too – in every colour of the rainbow and a few more besides.
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Mrs Roosevelt flies to London

Mrs Roosevelt flies to London

  • Fest
  • 15 August 2016

A compelling insight into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of America's wartime president.
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How female performers destroy a much-hated patriarchy

How female performers destroy a much-hated patriarchy

  • Fest - festival guide
  • 13 August 2016

Five women demolish cultural stereotypes with songs, acrobatics and dance.
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Squirrel Stole My Underpants

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

  • The List
  • 08 August 2016

Hanging out the washing will never feel the same again after this one-woman show for ages three and up.
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The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

  • The List
  • 08 August 2016

Gut-achingly funny; a show full of slap-stick sketches that all the family will enjoy
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Why life isn't always a fairytale

Why life isn't always a fairytale

  • The Scotsman
  • 05 August 2016

“ONLY the bravest souls will survive the trail,” warns Alnwick Castle’s guide to its fairy tale-themed garden. Never a truer word, I think, wobbling as I stand on the gravel path watching a guide remove the cover from a mobility scooter.
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How jellyfish tackles the stigma of depression

How jellyfish tackles the stigma of depression

  • The List
  • 01 August 2016

A six-foot jellyfish stretches out its tentacles to touch a young boy and his family as it dances and glides around the stage. The puppet turns out to be an unwelcome guest in the home of a children's book writer and his son.
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The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

  • The List
  • 01 August 2016

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare promises a spirited romp through Shakespeare's life and 37 plays, in just 60 minutes. Specially created to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is not a conventional account of the Bard, who is played by a woman.
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Interview: Nick Cope – 'It’s not all about poo'

Interview: Nick Cope – 'It’s not all about poo'

  • The List
  • 01 August 2016

'It's not just for children,' says singer Nick Cope of Family Songbook, explaining that his show is intended to live up to its name by appealing to a wide range of different ages. 'It's for grown-ups, too.'
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