Archive | October, 2017

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BREVIEW: Simon Amstell – What Is This? @ Town Hall 15.10.17

Words by Helen Knott  Simon Amstell is in a good place, “I’ve been in a relationship now for six years”. It’s almost a confession, coming from the king of angst-ridden, comedy-as-therapy; anyone who has seen his stand-up before will know depression and loneliness have been a major theme over the years. What happens now he’s […]

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BREVIEW: Maisie Adam – Living on the Edge @ The Glee Club 14.10.17

Words by Helen Knott Maisie Adam has only been a stand-up comedian for a year, but she has made more progress in those twelve months than many comedians manage in a much longer career. Her stand-out achievement so far was winning the So You Think You’re Funny competition at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe; SYTYF is the […]

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BREVIEW: 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline @ 48 Signal Squadron Army Reserve Centre 14.10.17

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Tim Cross “You’re dead!”– this eerie and flinchingly realistic command comes from the drill sergeant (Reece Causton) during the opening section of Rosie Kay Dance Company’s 5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline. For a minute or two I found these alienating shouts disturbing and disorientating – […]

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BPREVIEW: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ O2 Academy 28.10.17

Words by Ed King / Pic by Tessa Angus On Saturday 28th October, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ride through Birmingham – coming to the O2 Academy as part of their nine date UK tour (plus one in Dublin).  Doors open at 7pm, with tickets priced at £28.65 (including booking fee) – as presented by SJM […]

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BPREVIEW: All Years Leaving @ Hare & Hounds 21-22.10.17

Words by Ed King / Flyer illustration by Lewes Herriot  On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October, This Is Tmrw bring back their annual All Years Leaving music festival to the Hare & Hounds.  Doors open at 3pm each day, with music running constantly until the ‘licensing committee says no’. Weekend tickets are prices at […]

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