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CD Review – Love on 42nd Street

Reviewer: Ian Foster Love on 42nd Street is an album of new music by composer duo Daniel and Laura Curtis, recorded by a stellar line-up of West End and Broadway performer, all in aid of raising money for the BBC’s Children in Need campaign. As performers, the Curtises are noted for their interpretations of Ivor Novello‘s works and the Great ...

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Angel and Now We Are Pope – The London Theatre, New Cross

Writer: Martin Foreman Director: Martin Foreman Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Martin Foreman has written and directed two short one-man plays (combined they come in at under two hours with an interval), each of which stands alone as a distinct and intriguing story, and both of which share some weighty themes. Since the characters themselves are deeply religious men, their preoccupations — ...

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The Events – Corn Exchange, Brighton

Director: Ramin Grey Writer: David Grieg Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands On stage; a set of empty benches, a stack of familiar looking plastic chairs, a stainless steel tea urn and in the corner, a battered upright piano. We know this room, this room is familiar to us. This is where our kids have birthday parties, we meet here for AA meetings ...

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Two into One – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer and Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Written in 1984, Ray Cooney’s comic farce Two Into One tells the story of MP Richard Willey as he attempts to conduct an affair in the Westminster Hotel while up from his constituency on parliamentary business (this was obviously the era before second homes became fashionable). While staying in one room with ...

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How To Occupy An Oil Rig – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: Daniel Bye with Kathryn Beaumont and Jack Bennett Directors: Dick Bonham and Sarah Punshon Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Occupying an oil rig isn't kids' stuff – so why the plasticine and giant-sized Lego? This jolly 'Playaway' appeal contrasts effectively and sharply with the real pain and trauma experienced by those who feel impelled to change what they see is wrong ...

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How To Be Immortal – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Mira Dovreni Writer: Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Helen Jones How To Be Immortal is based upon two true stories, both about loss, and how we connect with people, music and our own history. One story is based around the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. She died in 1951 of a very invasive and fast growing cancer. A sample was taken when ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Daniel Buckroyd Choreographer: Andrew Wright Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Michael Gray   Not since Babe has there been such a winsome pig to tug at the heart-strings. Betty is the clandestine hog roast on the hoof in Alan Bennett's film A Private Function, now, thirty years on, ...

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West Side Story – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Choreography: Joey McKneely (Based on original work by Jerome Robbins) Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondhein Reviewer: Michelle Haynes It’s hard to believe that when it was originally written West Side Story had a rough battle to get accepted by producers or even gain funding. Now regarded as a classic, Joey McKneely takes us ...

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