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The Mellotones

Maritime R&B darlings The Mellotones were booked for a weekend of Motown fun at Neptune Theatre. Celebrating twenty years on the road together, this well-oiled, octet powerhouse plucked the finest gems from their catalogue for a night of funkadelic revelry. 87 more words



The horror show has begun before we’ve even taken our seats. Walking from the lobby to the theatre we’re greeted by emotionless ghost girls holding plates of gravy-smothered chicken legs. 532 more words


REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors

This review is based on the opening night performance of Little Shop of Horrors at 7:30pm on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at The Creative Arts Space Theatre on Beaumont Street, Hamilton.  951 more words

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By Jason Sherman
Directed by Richard Rose
A Tarragon Theatre Production. Opened November 14, 2018

Marshall McLuhan was the rage in the 60s¸ when undergraduates latched on to some of his catchiest utterances about media theory, such as “the medium is the message,” “schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy,” “advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century,” and “I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.” McLuhan had a wide repertoire of slogans and purr words, such as “the global village,” “the Gutenberg Galaxy,” “the mechanical bride,” and “surfing” as he sought to divide media into “hot” and “cool” categories—much to the consternation and displeasure of other intellectuals with less racy zest but heavier gravitas. 789 more words

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Opera North: Tosca - Lowry Theatre

I never thought that I would ever enjoy watching an opera. I had many preconceptions about opera and thought that I would hate the experience of going to see one. 1,095 more words

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Game is Highly Charged and Relevant

By Patrick Hurley

Agitprop theatre is a highly politicized liberal leaning style that came out of Europe in the 1920s. The plays of Bertolt Brecht are still the most notable examples of this particular movement.   650 more words

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Review: The Last Days of Mankind – Leith Theatre, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Wednesday November 14 2018

Three Stars

The first full-scale production to be staged at Leith Theatre in almost 30 years was always going to be something of an event. 412 more words

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