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The Durham Revue is an amateur theatrical club in Durham, England, run by the students of Durham University. Critically and commercially successful, the group writes and performs new fast-paced sketch comedy in Durham, the rest of the UK and Ireland, and performs in the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Statistics Population: 42,939 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ274424 Administration District: City of Durham Shire county: Durham Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Durham Historic county: Durham Services Police force: County Durham Ambulance service: North East Post office and telephone... Durham University is a university in England. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Categories: Festival stubs | Edinburgh ...

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The Revue produces one all-new Durham show in each of the three terms. They include the now institutional ‘Comedy Fest’, a large charity event presenting the best of UK student comedy, with the Durham Revue performing alongside groups such as the Cambridge Footlights, The Oxford Revue, H-BAM and Leeds Revue. The group also performs at College balls and festivals, as well as at other universities around the UK and Ireland. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival show presents the cream of the year's material and for the past few years has run throughout August at the Smirnoff Underbelly. Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, run by the students of Cambridge University. ... Categories: Festival stubs | Edinburgh ... Maccoinnich 01:39, 19 November 2005 (UTC) . The Smirnoff Underbelly is a venue used only during the span of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (every August). ...

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History

Some form of revue theatre has existed at Durham in various guises for many years: Durham students have taken shows to Edinburgh since the early 1950s, and alongside Oxford, Birmingham and Edinburgh were responsible for developing the strong student aspect to a sideline festival which became known as the 'Fringe'. A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... A fringe is an ornamental appendage to the border of an item, such as a flag. ...


Alumini have gone on to pursue successful television careers, with recent Revue graduates winning Fringe First awards and the Sunday Times Playwright of the Year Award. The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ...

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    External links

    • Official website (includes a reviews section)


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    About Durham Durham University is a university in England. ...

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    Durham University is a university in England. ... The academic dress of the University of Durham is based fairly closely on that of Oxford, although its subfusc clothing follows the Cambridge style, with a few graduates wearing bands and white ties. ...

    Colleges Durham University is a university in England. ...

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    Collingwood College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... George Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... For Hatfield Technical College please see University of Hertfordshire Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England (the third oldest English university). ... John Snow College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Josephine Butler College is the name of the newest college at Durham University, due to open in September 2006. ... St Aidans College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Cuthberts Society, almost universally known as Cuths, is a college-level body of Durham University in England. ... The College of St Hild and St Bede, commonly known as Hild Bede, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Johns College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Marys College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Trevelyan College, commonly known as Trevs, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Ushaw College is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham in 1968. ... Ustinov College is the third largest college of Durham University. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...

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