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CD Review: Madalena Alberto – Heart Condition

Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Though she has performed in many shows before and since, Madalena Alberto is most likely to be recognised for playing Fantine in the hugely well-received 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables. She has since been in London in shows like Godspell and Jekyll and Hyde both at the Union, and now the Portuguese-born Alberto is taking ...

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BOOK REVIEW: How To Produce A West End Show – Julius Green

Author: Julius Green Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: John Roberts There has never been a secret formula to producing a hit west end production, if there was we could all become overnight millionaires and live off the fat of the theatrical land for the rest of our lives. However what we do have thanks to theatrical producer Julius Green, is an ...

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CD REVIEW: Top Hat The Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Producer: Chris Walker Publisher: First Night Records Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [Rating:4] The Original London Cast recording of Top Hat Is a delightful recording of a show that has brought a slice of 1930s Hollywood to the West End. Irving Berlin's words and music proved to be the bedrock of one of the most successful films of that era, and the ...

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CD REVIEW: Singin’ in the Rain – 2012 London Cast

Producers: Robert Scott &Larry Blank for Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:4] In the 6oth anniversary year of the ever popular, all singing, all dancing film, Singin’ in the Rain, what better way to celebrate than with a 2012 London Cast recording? A cast recording that is, indeed, a fitting tribute to that iconic film. As ...

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Leave It on the Floor – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Screenplay and lyrics: Glenn Gaylord Music: Kimberly Burse Director: Sheldon Larry Reviewer: Jenni Rymer [rating:4] The gay African-American Oliver Twist has arrived, with Beyoncé’s choreographer. Inspired by Jennie Livingston’s 1990 hit documentary Paris is Burning, award-winning director Sheldon Larry (winner of a National Endowment Award for his work with dance on film) has brought his fabulously hilarious yet moving masterpiece ...

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Paper Cinema’s Odyssey – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   In an age when 3D trickery and technology often overwhelm a cinema release, it’s interesting that Paper Cinema have gone back to the drawing board, literally, to create a black and white silent film that in many ways conveys more depth than any special effects blockbuster. A team of animators and musicians set about creating ...

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DVD CHILD’S EYE VIEW: My Babysitter’s A Vampire – The Movie.

Producer: Disney Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (10) [Rating:4] When a family hire a babysitter (Erica) played by Kate Todd to look after their children, they never knew they were hiring a vampire. Very quickly things start to go wrong and Ethan (Matthew Knight) needs to protect himself and the rest of his family from a blood thirsty pack of vampires that ...

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CD Review – Richard Beadle: Songs

Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] Richard Beadle is a very accomplished presence in contemporary musical theatre. His album, Songs, is an anthology comprising some works that will form part of Today Is My Day, a full length show that he is writing, while others are simply penned without a connecting thread. It is a mark of the respect that Beadle commands ...

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