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An Evening of Movies and Musicals – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Conductor: Matthew J. Hampson Producer: M&M Associate Productions Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4.5] An Evening of Movies and Musicals returns to Cardiff after a successful stint of shows around the country, and proves that M&M Associate Productions are continuing on their journey to bring the best in musical entertainment to every part of the UK. Following the same format as last ...

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New Jersey Nights – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Director &Choreography: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] New Jersey Nights is a concert style production which takes the audience through a celebration of greatest hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. With a distinct party atmosphere, there is no storyline, making this a show purely about the music. It has a very different feel to the current hit ...

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Leeds Town Hall

Music: Mozart andMahler Conductor: Andres Orozco-Estrada Soprano: Klara Ek Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:4.5] The Leeds International Orchestral Season has put together some very interesting programmes this season and this was no exception. Three arias sandwiched between two symphonies, and the second symphony also containing a song in the last movement – different indeed! But it all works wonderfully well and ...

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Everyday – Tramway, Glasgow

Creators: Tunji Falana, Neil Haigh and Lu Kemp Director: Lu Kemp Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:3] The Tramway's Rip It Up season has brought many new artists to the Glasgow venue: some of them presenting completed works to an audience for the first time and some, like Tunji Falana, Neil Haigh and Lu Kemp, arriving on a Monday to create a ...

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Woody Sez – Harrogate Theatre

Devisers: David M. Lutken, Nick Corley, Darcie Deaville, Helen Russell and Andy Teirstein Reviewer Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] This show is devastatingly good. It is a part musical, part spoken word production by four very talented and enthusiastic actor-musicians who tell the tragic life story of Woody Guthrie via 25 of his songs. Guthrie’s tragic childhood is not initially apparent ...

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Woody Sez – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Nick Corley Musical Director: David M Lutken Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4] Devised by musical director and performer David M Lutken along with Nick Corley, Darcie Deaville, Helen J Russell and Andy Tierstein, Woody Sez is a musical about the life and music of American folk musician Woody Guthrie. Guthrie made his name performing his own compositions mostly consisting of ...

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Preston Reed – Rondo Theatre, Bath

Music, Writer &Director: Preston Reed Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4] Revisiting the Rondo Theatre, Bath, is Preston Reed, he invites you to join him in his “dreamy acoustic mood.” This one man show washes away any hideous pop tune and replaces it with a mastery of composure, commitment and pure skill on the guitar. Throughout this piece the audience slides into ...

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Caravan – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4] Prog Rock veterans Caravan, spawned from the Canterbury scene of the late 1960’s, hit the Lowry stage on this tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1973 album, For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night. More renowned in the UK for their live shows than their chart success, only having troubled the lower reaches ...

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