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‘The NHS doesn’t just treat illness. It fights fear’: CHECK-UP (Online review)

In Features, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Louise PennLeave a Comment

This show by political comedian Mark Thomas takes a long, hard look at our National Health Service in its seventieth year of operation. He shadowed medics and interviewed clinical experts, economists and politicians to bring together an hour of statistics, opinion and reflection.

This show by political comedian Mark Thomas takes a long, hard look at our National Health Service in its seventieth year of operation…

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‘Political theatre, but mostly it’s really funny’: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE – Theatre Royal Stratford East

In Comedy, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

It’s easy to think you’re not educated enough about the situation in the Middle East to be able to join in conversations like these, but there is very little about Mark Thomas’ show Showtime from the Frontline that feels ostracising. It’s about unity in the face of adversity, but mostly it’s about having a bloody good laugh.

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‘Brilliant challenges to misconception that comedy doesn’t translate’: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE – Touring ★★★★★

In Comedy, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster, yet Mark Thomas’ latest production proves to be one of the wittiest and most heartfelt shows to tour to the Traverse.

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NEWS: Amazing line-up for Songs and Solidarity, a West End fundraiser for Grenfell Tower fire

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The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire was a devastating loss but a small mercy has been the way in which so many have responded in offering various means of help and support. Adding to this remarkable group are Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento, who have combined forces to speedily put together Songs and Solidarity – a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire.

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NEWS: Gina McKee in The Mother, UK premiere of The Invisible Hand at Tricycle

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With her world premiere production of Marcus Gardley’s A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes in previews from this week, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the company’s 2016 spring/summer season. The season opens with the transfer of Florian Zeller’s The Mother, starring Gina McKee (pictured), from Theatre Royal Bath, following the critically acclaimed run of Zeller’s The Father …

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Review: The Ladykillers (Gielgud Theatre)

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It would be hard to find a theatrical concept more Londony than ‘The Ladykillers’, a ‘classic’ Ealing Comedy from the fifties following a gang of bungling bank robbers disguised as a string quintet to hide out in the home of sweetly dotty Mrs Wilberforce, whose windows conveniently face the train tracks at Kings Cross via […]

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