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Phoenix @ Home: Tenacity – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Alesandra Seutin, Jane Dudley, Gary Lambert, Warren Adams Music: Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Terry, Mozart Lyrics/Text: John Newton, Martin Luther King Director: Sharon Watson Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Phoenix @ Home, Tenacity commemorates 50 years of the Civil Rights Act with a mixed multimedia programme with a selection of legendary pieces. The contemporary dance company is keen to pay tribute to ...

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An Evening with Sir Roger Moore – Grand Opera House, York

Interviewer: Gareth Owen Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Sir Roger Moore has had a notable TV and film career, the highlights of which are: starring as Simon Templar in more than a hundred episodes of The Saint; co-starring with Tony Curtis as Lord Brett Sinclair in The Persuaders and starring as James Bond in seven films, a rôle he held for longer ...

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Twelfth Night – Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Grant Olding Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “If music be the food of love…” There can’t be a member of the theatre-going public who isn't able tocomplete that quote, and it’s one that English Touring Theatre have taken to heart in their production of Twelfth Night. Through piano melodies and acoustic guitars Shakespeare’s most famous ...

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Wet House – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Writer: Paddy Campbell Director: Max Roberts Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Wet House achieves that rare but beautiful balance of tenderness and grit. This new play from writer Paddy Campbell delivers incredible humour while never shying away from the darkness that resides within everyone and reminds us that things are not always as they seem. You may feel that a play about ...

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The Lion King – Sunderland Empire

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark Clegg When Disney formed their theatrical division in 1993 and set their sights on the Great White Way, critics sneered and began to sharpen their claws. But when Beauty and the Beast opened the following year, the House of Mouse proved very quickly that ...

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Pandora’s Box – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Ade Solanke Director: Shade Oladiti Reviewer: Sheila Stratford A Nigerian heritage mother's dilemma; how does she make the best decision to protect her streetwise and indulged son Timi and guide him away from the dangerous and influential youth gang culture of London? Should she betray him and leave him to the rigours of a very disciplined boarding school in ...

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Threnody for the Sky Children – Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer &Director: Jack Dean Reviewer: Holly Spanner Scattered memories of a past life lay abandoned on stage, dusty relics that were once much loved set the scene for Threnody of the Sky Children. Jack Dean - puppeteer of imagination, relives the joys and pains of growing up through the eyes of James. James, who was scolded in drama class for ...

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