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The Producers – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan  Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Directors: Lewis Butler and Nick Charters Reviewer: Alice Fowler Based on Mel Brooks’ much-loved movie, The Producers took Broadway by storm, galvanising audiences in the wake of 9/11. PPA’s version of this outrageous, high-camp hit plays in the shadow of another fallen edifice – Harvey Weinstein - whose downfall ...

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BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno A-Go-Go! – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

[BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A-Go-Go] [Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC] (c)Jason Russo

Writer: BenDeLaCreme Director: BenDeLaCreme Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers After a wildly successful run of the show during the summer of 2016, BenDeLaCreme returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno A-Go-Go!. DeLa (as her fans call her) brings her trademark spark and wit to the stage, and even more confidence and polish as a seasoned performer. A fan favorite on ...

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A Little Night Music- Storyhouse, Chester

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Matt Forrest Since opening last year, Chester’s Storyhouse is gaining quite the reputation for staging some unique and spell-binding productions. It is such a treat to witness this gorgeous new theatre thrive. As part of the spring season, they are once again adding to the growing repertoire by ...

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Masterpieces – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah Daniels Director: Melissa Dunne Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Sarah Daniels’ 1983 play Masterpieces, which looked at the effect of pornography on society and its role in perpetuating men’s violent control over women, might be thought to have dated in a world where high-speed broadband has made the availability of porn so much more widespread than in the days of ...

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Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill– The Flea Theater, New York

(Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill ) (The Flea) (NYC) (c)Hunter Canning

Writer: Steph Del Rosso Director: Marina McClure Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In December, The Flea Theater announced that its 2018 winter/spring lineup would be the “Season of Womyn”—a series of works that focus on women’s stories. The season opens with the world premiere of Steph Del Rosso’s Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill, a play centered on questions of ...

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The Tin Soldier – The Studio at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Gary Robson               Music: Lauren Gilmore, Stuart Ramage and Audrey Tait Reviewer: Emily Hall There is no better, more touching way for Edinburgh’s children to get into the Christmas spirit than with a visit to The Studio at Festival Theatre for Birds of Paradise Theatre’s rendition of The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The original heartrending tale is ...

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An Audience With… – Festival Theatre Empire Rooms, Edinburgh

Created by Janice Parker and Performers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys A more life-affirming, moving and ultimately inspiring "happening" (in the words of the performers), you are unlikely to experience than An Audience With... Created after choreographer and dance-maker Janice Parker put a call out to dancers from the Variety era who had performed on the stage of the Empire (now Festival) ...

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Living with the Lights On – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Mark Lockyer Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Harriet Brace A show that welcomes its audience with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and late-comers with a round of applause, has a personal and self-deprecating touch – cheekily taking aim at lofty and ‘important’ theatre with a well-placed Hobnob and a handshake. Based on the real-life experiences of actor Mark ...

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