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The Who’s Tommy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer:  John Kennedy Described as the Rock Musical reborn for a new generation there may well be a smattering of the My Generation here tonight who heard it first time round. The essential summertime news circulating in 1969 was that The Who were ...

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The Addams Family – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Man in smoking jacket at dining table

Writers: Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Tom Finch Everyone's favourite spooky family is back and they've gone musical. First seen on Broadway in 2010 The Addams Family - The Comedy Musical has finally arrived in Britain and is on tour. The plot is simple enough, young Wednesday is bringing a boy, ...

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La Strada – The Lowry, Salford

Writer in the room: Mike Akers Based on work of: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano & Tullio Pinelli Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: John Roberts Based on the Oscar-winning film by renowned visual director Federico Fellini, Sally Cookson’s devised adaptation of La Strada welcomes you into the story of the quiet and naive Gelsomina (Audrey Brisson) with open arms and then slowly ...

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The Wedding Singer – Opera House, Manchester

jon robyns wedding singer king's theatre glasgow

Book: Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Donna Kelly Based on the 1998 hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer tells the story of Robbie Hart, a wannabe rock-star stuck as a singer on the wedding band circuit. When his fiancée dumps him at the altar, it’s ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Buzz – A New Musical – The Warren Studio2

Woman singing into a vibrator

Book and Lyrics: Robyn Grant Music: James Ringer-Beck Associate Director: Cat Robey Choreographer: Matthew Ives Musical Arrangements: Henry Brennan Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's been an on/off Bridget Jones musical, with music by Lily Allen, in the pipeline for a number of years and, God help us, a musical version of 50 Shades Of Grey heading to the stage next year. ...

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Billy Elliot the Musical – Liverpool Empire

Adam Abbou as Billy Elliot and ensemble

Writer: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Emma Boswell  Multi-award winning extravaganza Billy Elliot the Musical comes to Liverpool this month with a two-week run at the Liverpool Empire. The shows tells the tale of young Billy, who wants to swap his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, against a backdrop of the 1980s miners’ strikes.  The show ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Quiz Night:The Musical – The Verdict

TITLE TEXT: Quiz Night The Musical

Written by: Adrian Reilly Reviewer: Simon Topping The basement at The Verdict is hot with all the bodies packed into it. We are waiting to start a quiz night with a difference; Quiz Night: The Musical. The action is centred around Simon and Claire, an on-off couple, trying to avoid talking about their feelings (or lack of feelings) for each ...

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The Addams Family: The Comedy Musical – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer:  Natasha Hegarty From the opening melody to when the riffs kick in, the audience is clicking its fingers in time with the familiar tune and The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy begins. Wednesday Addams has gone and done the most revolting thing she could ever do: she has fallen ...

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