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7 July 2018
10 Things that make me laugh by Archie Maddocks
Old West Indians – The mix of plucky determination and oftentimes outward distain for any and everybody has always been hilarious to me. And, as is the case with my ...
6 July 2018
Luca Cupani: 10 Things that make me laugh
My name is Luca Cupani, I am a comedian and I am always looking for the entertaining side of life. I love to laugh (and to make people laugh), because ...
6 July 2018
10 Things That Make Me Laugh By Russ Peers
It’s hard to narrow this down to 10 but here goes. The most recent thing, spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it, is the hedgehog scene in the final Car ...
5 July 2018
Mamma Mia! review, Palace Theatre Manchester
Mamma Mia! is back in Manchester for yet another run at the perfect time, just a couple of weeks before the Hollywood blockbuster sequel Here We Go Again hits the ...
5 July 2018
Laughing By Numbers By John Hegley
I laugh at number one and think “Son, you are on your tod” and you don’t know what your tod is, do you? ...
4 July 2018
10 Things That Make Us Laugh By Moon
The jokes and ideas that don’t make it into our shows. I (Jack) once thought of something in a dream state of sleepy semi-consciousness, scribbled it down furiously, and returned ...
3 July 2018
Russell Hicks: 10 Things That Make My Laugh
First off, thank you to the people of Female First for the opportunity to contribute. Let me say the following, without any bitterness or malice, nor with any condescension to ...
2 July 2018
Why Honeymoons Are Great Material For Comedy By Robin Morgan
I’m going on my Honeymoon in August. Honeymoons are inherently very funny. It’s a holiday, sure. But it’s also a holiday where you have unbelievable amounts of pressure to have ...
1 July 2018
A Day In The Life Of Me By Laura Lexx
Firstly, let’s make it clear that what you’re about to read is a selection of activities I normally spread over a week, but, have crammed into one day here to ...
15 June 2018
Review: Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
I have a confession to make- I had never seen Bill Bailey live until Wednesday night, nor had I seen him in anything on TV. So, I hadn’t the slightest ...
8 June 2018
Review: Ruby Wax's Frazzled, Parr Hall Warrington
There has been a spate of celebrities sharing their life stories in theatres around the country of late. Having never been to one, I was unsure what to expect at ...
6 June 2018
Review: Legally Blonde: The Musical, Liverpool Empire Theatre
Having seen (and loved the film) I was excited to see the stage version of Legally Blonde at Liverpool Empire Theatre last night- and it did not disappoint. Legally Blonde ...
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4 June 2018
10 Things You'll Find Funny (Because They Didn't Happen To You) By Wilson Dixon
Being a country singer, I don’t know so much about what is funny, I know more about things like heartbreak, dysfunction and people doing the wrong things at the wrong ...
17 May 2018
Blood Brothers Review, Palace Theatre Manchester
For over 30 years, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers has been entertaining audiences on stages across the globe. Now in its final two weeks of its current spring tour, the production ...
17 May 2018
Is The Art Of Painting Dead? By Leontia Of Leontia Gallery
Having exhibited a plethora of contemporary art, from neon’s to 3-D art the idea of creating a show purely based on figurative painting do did not come instantly. The painters ...
9 May 2018
The Wet World Of Photographer Barbara Cole
It seems to be Barbara Cole’s very nature to defy convention, an innate quality that quite literally surfaces throughout her life and career. Studious but driven in her own direction, ...
3 May 2018
Kindertransport Review, Opera House Manchester
In its 25th year on the stage, Kindertransport this week returned to the Opera House in Manchester, bringing the enchanting story of one young Jewish German girl to audiences all ...
18 April 2018
20th Century Boy Review, Opera House Manchester
Whenever a huge star passes, there’s a wealth of opportunity to tell their life story. Some are incredibly interesting, whilst others would be better left untold. The mystery surrounding the ...
7 March 2018
YANGA! The First Commercial Entertainment Destination For The African Diaspora Launches!
With cultural diversity in the UK more prevalent than ever before the study identifies how African culture has influenced modern-day Britain. The findings revealed that almost half of brits 42%) ...
29 January 2018
Judy Rosenblatt Discusses 'Woman Before A Glass'
In 2011, Austin Pendleton saw me do a monologue from Woman Before a Glass and said “You should do the whole play and invite everyone.” I asked if he would ...
24 January 2018
Daniel Buckroyd Discusses 'Turn of the Screw'- Coming To A Theatre Near You!
Director Daniel Buckroyd kindly talked to us about the thrilling new production of Henry James’ much-loved classic ghost story; Turn of the Screw ahead of it's run, which starts on the ...
19 January 2018
Blythe Stewart Discusses 'The Moor'
The world premiere of The Moor marks the third collaboration between writer Catherine Lucie and I. We first met in 2012 after a course leader from East 15, where we both went ...
9 January 2018
My Inspiration For Making Monster By Joe Sellman-Leava
The inspiration was being in a play about domestic violence, back in 2009. In rehearsing and researching for this, I wondered what makes someone choose to lash out, given that ...
2 January 2018
10 Reasons Why We Need More Women In Theatre
Fat Rascal Theatre are an award-winning company run by women who aim to challenge the constraints of being a female within the arts industry, and discuss social and political issues ...