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No need for explanations here, but if you need a laugh then this is the category for you! You’ll find reviews of all the shows that have had us rolling in the aisles on this page.

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jack Studio Theatre – Review

Credit: Tim Stubbs Hughes

Pros: Side-splitting comedy with a spine-tingling twist: thrilling. Cons: Some scenes seemed to suffer from a lack of rehearsal. As a big Sherlock Holmes fan I headed to the Jack Studio Theatre with great enthusiasm, to find out that I was in for a treat. This production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, in fact, is not only the gripping account of an uncanny murder and its unravelling by the astute detective. It is also the exhilarating behind the scenes ...

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Potted Panto, Garrick Theatre – Review

Credit: Geraint Lewis

Pros: It’s funny, clever and there’s something for everyone. Your children will be uncontrollably giddy upon exit. Cons:  Jaw ache from laughing (and your children will be uncontrollably giddy upon exit). It’s safe to say that my seven-year-old and I are now thoroughly in the festive spirit after enjoying this frantic and funny, 80-minute performance, celebrating the beloved art of pantomime.  Potted Panto is back for the Yuletide season and no tradition, innuendo (safely floating over the heads of the little ...

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Her Aching Heart, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Roy Tan

Pros: An abundance of alliteration, insatiable innuendos, lots of laughs and hilarious heroines. Cons: Soft toy abuse and a sometimes frenetic pace. A pub theatre seemed a fitting venue for a raunchy Mills and Boon parody. A slightly sozzled Friday night audience would be the best group to respond to the sexually fraught narrative of Harriet and Molly: two characters who journey through The Throes of Modern Courtship and step out of reality into the pages of the Gothic novel ...

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