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Vittorio Angelone: Translations review – an eye-catching standup debut
The Irish-Italian comedian, nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh fringe, delivers his show with a light touch and ample self-irony

Brian Logan

25, Jan, 2023 @3:48 PM

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Crybabies: Bagbeard review – sci-fi caper boldly goes down a storm
The sketch trio throw a lot into their screwball adventure, from pagan festivals to alien apocalypse, but every gag pays off

Brian Logan

19, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Jazz Emu review – a joyful hour with a delusional musical star
With his Scandi-nowhere accent and cool-dude aspirations, Archie Henderson’s comic character is improbable, clever and very funny

Brian Logan

13, Dec, 2022 @2:24 PM

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Ted Lasso star Nick Mohammed returns as Mr Swallow – and he’s not just for Christmas
Once an under-the-radar live comedy jewel, Mohammed’s alter-ego impresario is hogging the spotlight in two new stage shows. Is the character destined for TV?

Brian Logan

09, Dec, 2022 @4:31 PM

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Mat Ewins review – digital gagster is full of nerdy fun
Even when the grouchy wannabe game-show host’s set is buffering he still delivers a winning formula of hi-tech comedy and twisty jokes

Brian Logan

29, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The Delightful Sausage review – delicious cult comedy
The tale of two ‘mucky northern oiks’ on a quest for success is less important than the joyful jokes, backchat and smutty puns en route

Brian Logan

24, Nov, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Super High Resolution review – compelling exploration of a crumbling NHS
Directed by Blanche McIntyre, Nathan Ellis’s drama serves as a reminder of what cuts are doing to our health service but it tells more than it shows

Kate Wyver

03, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Evening Conversations review – warm meditations from midlife
Sudha Bhuchar’s monologue, drawing on chats with her children, has much likable detail but slightly less focus than you’d wish for

Anya Ryan

02, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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A Gig for Ghosts review – a joyous musical meditation on love and death
The raucous folk songs, open-hearted performances and tender love story make this queer gig-theatre romcom a delight

Kate Wyver

21, Oct, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not to Come review – candid carnal chatter
Rubina Pabani and Poppy Jay hop between banter, song and comedy skits in a show with a solid emotional and political core

Brian Logan

21, Oct, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Hannah Einbinder review – inventive, off-kilter standup from the Hacks star
Soho theatre, London
A brief but brazen set by the HBO series co-star shows a talent in full control of her own brand of scattershot comedy

Brian Logan

29, Sep, 2022 @4:48 PM

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