Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire: Robin Ince and Michael Legge

By Holly Burns An hour of two middle-aged men loudly airing their vexations about the modern world while turning red with apoplexy may not seem like a source of genuine glee and belly laughs, but when the men in question … Continue reading

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The Trap presents BAD MUSICAL at the Etcetera Theatre

Reviewed By Carmel Shortall The Trap’s Bad Musical sets out to be just that: a bad musical.  The traditions of the musical, whether amateur, fringe or West End are ripe for parody and the three members of The Trap, Dan … Continue reading

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‘Scott Capurro Opens Up’ at The Camden Head (saturday 28th August)

Reviewed by Carmel Shortall “I’ll never be on Radio 4”, Scott Capurro confides in his audience towards the end of his set and he’s probably right.  An equal opportunities offender, nobody escapes his perfectly-timed, slightly left-field and joyously barbed observations. … Continue reading

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Is the Daily Mail Dead Yet? Stand-up with William Hanmer-Lloyd.

Review by Carmel Shortall I was hoping for a bit more Daily Mail bashing than we actually got in William Hanmer-Lloyd’s stand-up show, Is the Daily Mail Dead Yet? on Thursday evening at the Sheephaven Bay.  Daily Mail bashing may … Continue reading

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Regret Me Not by Andrea Donovan

Reviewed by Carmel Shortall The five women in Andrea Donovan’s one woman show, Regret Me Not, range from the odd to the very strange indeed but they are all united by regret.  The character-led comedy is bleak indeed as each … Continue reading

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Madame Everleigh’s Love Emporium

Reviewed by Chloe French A thoroughly enjoyable show, suitably creepy yet clever and, at times, hilarious; the story follows sisters Eva and Ada as they are instructed in all things macabre by their father Dr Everleigh a “doctor of depravity” … Continue reading

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The Roots of Love

Review by Suzanne Birdsey The Roots of love is a two-man play about a bereaved father (Len), who, having lost his son in childhood, seeks solace from his late son’s friend, Fran, through story-telling and a colourful imagination. I was … Continue reading

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