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The Comedy of Errors, Grosvenor Park

  Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre know how to do comedy, that’s for sure. Last summer, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream (review here), and this time around for The Comedy of Errors, that magical … Continue reading

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Washing Line Productions: The Surgery

Promenade Theatre meets Cabaret in this darkly comic satirical performance. Last Sunday I waved goodbye to the sunshine to step inside The Surgery; a fictional practice within the bowels of the Kazimier, brainchild of writer and director Jennifer Moule and co-writer Alexa … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Laughterhouse at the Philharmonic

A night showcasing the entertaining talents of six comedians left the audience wanting more, as household names took to the stage beside up-and-coming stars. The show got off to a poor start, with Richard Herring as the first act of … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester *****

Now this is how theatre is supposed to be. We are seated under a Roman style canopy, sipping wine and breathing in the scent of summer. Chester boasts “the northern alternative to Shakespeare’s Globe”* – an outdoor, open air theatre … Continue reading

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Away We Go ****

‘The three S’s are: no separation, no sugar, no strollers’. This is just one of the madcap couples that Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) encounter on their quest to find the perfect American city to raise their child. … Continue reading

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This Is 40 ***

Although there was less comedy than expected from an Apatow-creation, This Is 40 is an enjoyable watch and everyone can find something to relate to in Pete and Debbie’s dysfunctional relationship. Plugged as the ‘Sort-of Sequel’ to 2007’s Knocked Up, This Is 40 follows the … Continue reading

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Silver Linings Playbook *****

With a string of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, I feel it’s about time I gave my opinion on this year’s dark horse in the awards race. Having thought from the trailer that this David O. Russell feature looked … Continue reading

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Wanderlust ****

Wanderlust is a little-known and selectively-released comedy which ticks all the right boxes. Starring Paul Rudd as George, and Jennifer Aniston as wife Lynda, this mid-life crisis fuelled comic hit feels real, as well as entertaining. The movie opens depicting … Continue reading

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home ***

A film that eventually delivers a lot more than the trailer and press suggested, Jeff, Who Lives at Home is an enjoyable and often emotional watch. Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five Year Engagement) plays Jeff, a 30 year old stoner who … Continue reading

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Friends with Kids *****

Friends with Kids is a refreshingly grown up comedy written, directed and starring the very talented Jennifer Westfeldt. Westfedt plays Julie, a thirty-something New York woman, who wants to have children without all the relationship baggage that comes with it. Adam … Continue reading

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